In 2003, 65% of Alzheimer caregivers performed personal care that was physically demanding. These tasks can be made difficult by the person with dementia, who may be unable to help with the tasks or may resist assistance from the caregiver.
The typical first symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is memory loss for recent events.
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“In 2000, Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with Alzheimer’s and other dementias had an average of 1.3 times more physician visits than did other Medicare beneficiaries in the same… [ Get More Details ]