Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. While it is not caused by aging, most struggling with Alzheimer’s are over the age of 60. Symptoms can be detected for early onset. Some occasional appearance of symptoms can appear due to age-related behavioral change, although the symptoms would be mild and not life-altering.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
• short-term memory loss
• troubles communicating
• poor judgment
• difficulty with everyday tasks
• hallucinations or delusions
The underlying causes of Alzheimer’s are still up for debate. Stress, genetics, and diet could all possibly play a role in leading up to Alzheimer’s, as well as instances such as traumatic brain injury.
Medication to both treat symptoms and to slow down the process of Alzheimer’s is available, although it is not always effective. Alzheimer’s affects individuals differently. Commonly, forgetfulness or short term memory loss disrupts daily life, and every day tasks prove challenging. Depression and irritability commonly accompany Alzheimer’s due to these new obstacles. Working with a therapist can aid clients to understand their changing life, as well as overcome depression and irritability. Therapy provides a safe environment for clients to maintain emotional health.
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Open Path’s therapists offer beneficial services that encourage insight, self-reflection, and healthy coping mechanisms. Our therapists furnish a supportive environment, providing healthy outlooks and understanding.
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