Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.
Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
The first symptoms of Alzheimer’s vary from person to person. For many, decline in non-memory aspects of cognition, such as word-finding, vision/spatial issues, and impaired reasoning or judgment, may signal the very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
A nutritious diet, physical activity, social engagement, and mentally stimulating pursuits have all been associated with helping people stay healthy as they age. These factors might also help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. Clinical trials are testing some of these possibilities.
Norm, was also diagnosed the condition. His daughter Elaine takes care of him full-time. They have not left the house for over a year due to his illness. Elaine is also a part of an online group of dementia helpers. A woman in one of the groups Elaine is in, asked her if her dad knew he has Alzheimer’s , so she decided to ask him, here is the video: