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What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It causes memory loss and affects other intellectual abilities. Most often it interferes with activities of daily living. Roughly 70% of dementia cases are Alzheimer’s.

What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease?

  • Memory loss that interferes with daily living
  • Difficulty completing common tasks
  • Not knowing the date, time or where they are
  • Decreased problem solving skills
  • Vision problems
  • Inability to speak or write clearly
  • Misplacing objects and not being able to retrace their steps
  • Poor judgment
  • Social isolation/withdrawal
  • Personality change

Where do you turn?

Having a loved one suffer with Alzheimer’s can be stressful and hard on families.

  1. Speak with your doctor to better understand what stage of Alzheimer’s you are dealing with and what to expect in the future.
  2. Find a local support group that provides education, support, and tools on how to best care for your loved one.
  3. Consider utilizing Adult Day Care.
  4. Research your local Assisted Living & Memory Care homes in the case that you can no longer provide the care that your loved one needs.

If you would like to learn more about The Cottages free dementia support groups contact your nearest location.

The Cottages of Boise – 208.853.1255

The Cottages of Meridian – 208.288.2220

The Cottages of Nampa – 208.463.4941

The Cottages of Emmett – 208.365.9490

The Cottages of Mountain Home – 208.580.1121

The Cottages of Middleton – 208.585.5959

The Cottages of McCall – 208.634.3883

The Cottages of Weiser – 208.414.4200

The Cottages of Payette – 208.642.6199

We want to hear from you! The Cottages team members have extensive experience in the Assisted Living & Memory Care field. If you have a question that you would like answered, leave a comment and we will answer it in an upcoming blog post.

Call 208.475.1805 to learn more about The Cottages Assisted Living, Memory Care, Adult Day Care and Respite services.

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