The care of elderly with Alzheimer’s disease
Ruiz Ortega, Rosario de los Milagros
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According to the Alzheimer’s Association (2016), Alzheimer’s is a physical disease that affects the brain and it is a form of dementia. It was named after the doctor who first described it in 1906, Alois Alzheimer. There are some common symptoms of Alzheimer’s which develop progressively in three general stages: mild, moderate, and severe. Aging is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s, most people who develop Alzheimer’s disease do so after the age of 65. There are many ways to help someone remain independent and cope with memory loss. These include practical things like developing a routine or using a weekly pillbox. There are other assistive technology products available such as electronic reminders and calendar clocks.