Living Well With Dementia In The Community
North American Precis Syndicate
More support is available for people with dementia and their caregivers than ever before. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—The good news is, Americans are living longer than ever
before. While longer life spans bring great opportunities, however, older
adults face an increased risk of developing a chronic condition or cognitive
In fact, one in 10 people age 65 or older lives with some form of
dementia. Symptoms include memory loss, language difficulty, a loss of motor function,
and difficulty with problem solving.
See A Doctor
There’s no cure for dementia but early detection and treatment can
greatly improve quality of life. In addition, reversible conditions—dehydration,
thyroid issues, vitamin deficiencies—can have similar symptoms. So if
you suspect you or a loved one is exhibiting any of these symptoms, see a
Many people with dementia require supportive services to maintain
independence and increase well-being. That’s where the Eldercare
Locator comes in. As the only national information and referral resource for
issues affecting older Americans, it connects people who have dementia and
their caregivers to a range of services. The Eldercare Locator is a program
of the U.S. Administration on Aging, which helps older adults and people with
disabilities live with dignity and choices.
For further facts and advice, visit www.eldercare.acl.gov
or call (800) 677-1116.
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)