Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Managing Challenging Behaviors
Description: Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia: a disease of the brain. There are other types of dementia, but Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form, accounting for 60-80% of dementias.
As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, individuals need help with all activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and eating. Sometimes, it can be difficult to give this help, because the disease can cause a person to develop challenging behaviors.
Currently, over 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Over the next 30 years, this number will probably double.