Living with Alzheimer’s Disease
When it comes to cognitive impairing diseases like Alzheimer’s, quite often the warning signs present themselves to the ones around us long before the person displaying the symptoms comes to the realisation that there might be an issue.
After spending 50 years treating children who were living with cancer, 76-year-old former pediatric oncologist, Dr. Keith Waters, was no stranger to hearing bad news.
Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just cause memory loss – it can change your loved one’s personality and behaviour in ways you might not expect.
Alzheimer’s makes it more difficult to speak and understand, so the disease can make communication more challenging, even for the closest of families.
Researchers haven’t pinned down a single, specific cause of Alzheimer’s but there are known risk factors for developing the disease.
While there’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are various medications available that can be used along with Souvenaid®.
Souvenaid offers a free support group for people living with dementia and their carers that meets once a month.