What the family should expect.
Because Alzheimer's is a progressive degenerative disease it can be difficult for the caregiver to adapt. No sooner does the caregiver feel they have some understanding of their situation than the behavior or capabilities of their loved one changes. The result can be a roller-coaster of emotions, from anger to grief.
As Alzheimer's disease progresses it goes through a series of stages. This article provides details about each of the stages.
As dementia progresses the disruption in the brain can result in the person experiencing hallucinations.
Delusions in Alzheimer's disease can be stressful for everyone. Be prepared with these useful strategies.
Depression is a common experience for people who have dementias such as Alzheimer's disease. Up to 50% of people with dementia experience depression. Find out about the symptoms of depression in Alzheimer's and dementia.
Wandering away due to memory loss is a feature of Alzheimer's but it may also be the sign of distress or illness.
Lesbian and gay people are largely overlooked when it comes to thinking about Alzheimer's disease.
There are marked differences in the look and characteristics of the Alzheimer's brain when compared with the normal brain, as this image demonstrates.
7 ways in which we can gain some insight into what it is like to have dementias such as Alzheimer's disease
Myths about Alzheimer's
If you are aware of the causes of wandering you can minimise the risks of someone with Alzheimer's becoming lost.
One Christmas morning Brian, a retired doctor, answered his door to a scantily-dressed lady.
Sexual interest and levels of intimacy may be put under strain as Alzheimer's develops.
People with Alzheimers frequently wander away from their home or place of care. This puts the wanderer in danger and is a common source of additional stress for the caregiver.
The deterioration of personality is a consequence of Alzheimer's. The process has been categorized as simple or paranoid. Here we look at paranoid features.
The progressive deterioration so characteristic of Alzheimer's disease tends to reveal itself in two broad symptom categories. In this article the features of simple and paranoid deterioration are discussed in terms of the behaviour that can be observed and the effect this may have on the caregiver.
Glossary of terms relevant to Alzheimer's