What is young or early-onset Alzheimer’s disease? How does Colonial Gardens’s memory care team help?
Dementia is a broad term that describes a group of illnesses that all cause cognitive decline such forgetfulness, problems with communication, difficulty following directions, etc.
Early onset Alzheimer’s should not be confused with “early-stage dementia” as it is a separate disease process which has a symptom onset before the age of 65. Young or early onset Alzheimer’s symptoms are often the safe as the more common form that begins after age 65. This variant is linked to genetics that can increase risk of Alzheimer’s in general.
While this disease is not reversible, a healthier lifestyle with a balanced diet, increased exercise, regimented medication management can help to manage the symptoms.
While early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is irreversible, the caring team at Colonial Gardens in West Columbia, South Carolina is trained in techniques to assist your loved one in navigating the challenges of this dementia.