Baby Boomers and Alzheimer's

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Baby Boomers and Alzheimer’s ​​

Alzheimer's​ disease​ is a progressive mental deterioration condition of the brain. This disease slowly attacks the brain and leaves the person suffering from Alzheimer’s in a state of mental decline with behavioral mood swings from anger to depression and irritability. These symptoms take away a part of a person’s identity over time. Now, it is affecting the Baby Boomer generation, Alzheimer’s typically begins to surface at the age of 65, the first Baby Boomers hit this mark back in 2011!​​

Today, there are 5.3 million people that have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's in the United States with every 67 seconds that number increases. Children of the boomer generation could possibly see their parents, aunts, and uncles beginning to experience memory loss, which is Alzheimer’s most commonly experienced symptom. Within the next 15 years, all Baby Boomers will be considered 65 or older, this means that the number of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s will increase to 9.3 million people.​​

The concept itself can be overwhelming for some, and for those directly affected by Alzheimer’s it is complex and difficult situation to manage on their own. That is when the need for caregivers arise, friends and most often family members find themselves playing the role of caregiver.​​

​​One of the biggest issues with Alzheimer’s is the lack of preventative care or lack of knowledge about the disease. Learning to recognize the disease can help you prepare and better take care of your aging loved ones. Although Alzheimer’s still yet can’t be cured, you can take action now to slow down the disease. Healthier lifestyle choices and consulting a medical professional are actions you can take now that will benefit you and your loved one in the future.

​​Alzheimer’s is a violent disease that chips away at a person, but you don’t have to manage this disease on your own. Home Instead Senior Care offers a wide range of in-home care services to help you manage your life and take care of your loved one's needs. If you are looking for home care services for your aging loved one reach out to Home Instead Senior Care. Our trained and trusted CAREGivers can provide home care assistance your loved one deserves. Learn more about our Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias care services.


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Thompson, Dennis. "As Baby Boomers Age, Alzheimer's Rates Will Soar – WebMD." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.

"2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures." Alzheimer's & Dementia 11.3 (2015): 332-84. Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimer's Association. Web.

"2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures." Alzheimer's & Dementia 10.2 (2014): n. pag. Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimer's Association. Web.​

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