Karen Brown

Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease typically progresses slowly in three different stages- early, middle, and late. Since Alzheimer’s affects people differently, the symptoms described in each stage may not be true to every individual. On average, an individual with Alzheimer’s lives 4 to 8 years after being diagnosed. The stages below provide a general description of common symptoms …

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COVID-19 Update

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How is Parkinson’s disease diagnosed?

Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that is diagnosed based upon one’s medical history, symptoms, and examinations. Parkinson’s disease gets progressively worse overtime and the expected lifespan of an individual with Parkinson’s disease is around 10 to 20 years after being diagnosed. Individuals usually begin to experience symptoms at around 60 years of age. Here …

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Are Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease the same?

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are not the same thing but are commonly confused with one another. Dementia is a general term that describes a decline in memory, reasoning, or other thinking skills. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that typically causes Dementia. Patients who have Alzheimer’s disease or experience Dementia usually require assistance in performing daily …

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5 fundamental tips when caring for someone with Dementia

When caring for someone with Dementia, it is important to educate yourself about Dementia. Here are some fundamental tips to consider when approaching your role as a caregiver for someone with Dementia: Accept support from others. Caring for someone with Dementia can be challenging, overwhelming, and frustrating. Never be afraid to ask for help whether …

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