Wednesday, February 1, 2012
What is Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, a group of symptoms making disorders that impairs one's mental functioning. People with AD experience difficulty communicating, learning, thinking and reasoning and may ultimately be unable to take part in most or all actives of daily living including dressing, bathing, eating, and walking.
Currently, 5 million Americans suffer from this incurable disease and that number is expected to reach 25 million by year 2050. It is also estimated that approximately 9 million individuals, or about 20% of the population, care for a loved one with Alzheimer's or a related form of dementia at least on a part-time basis. Two thirds of these caregivers also work outside the home.
The Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center, Inc. focuses on the often forgotten victim of Alzheimer's disease - the caregiver.
From the beginning of the caregiver's journey to the end, our goal is to provide compassionate and caring support services.