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Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia Awareness: Alzheimer’s New Jersey (alzNJ.org) · Fundraising Walks · Helpline: 888-280-6055 · Alzheimer’s Association NJ Chapter (ALZ.org/NJ) · RWJ/Barnabas Health

Watching a loved one experience memory loss is challenging, and the journey can be emotionally taxing for both you and the person going through it. While this is difficult, it is important to keep in mind that living with memory loss does not mean living in misery. A cure for dementia and Alzheimer’s may not yet be available, but we have come a long way in making life easier and more comfortable for those who go through it.

Dementia is a condition in which cognitive function—the ability to think, concentrate, and remember—is impaired. Dementia occurs in many forms, some diagnosis are more severe than others. Neurologists classify dementias into categories based on characteristics, progression, or the affected part of the brain.

Treating dementia depends on the type and the cause of the condition. There is no cure for primary dementia, but there are medications and therapies that can help ease the symptoms and help patients enjoy a higher quality of life.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia caused by dying brain cells. The condition slowly gets worse over time, interfering with the person’s cognitive abilities and memory. When someone you love develops Alzheimer’s, you may notice the following changes in behavior

One of the best things you can do for a loved one going through this is to make sure they are comfortable and cared for. There are several assisted living facilities staffed with medical professionals trained and experienced in caring for patients with dementia.

Our compassionate team of medical professionals provide comprehensive care and treatments for patients with memory loss. In addition to caring for the patient, we are also here to help their loved ones with counseling and referrals to community resources. We know this is a difficult time for all involved, and our goal is to help your entire family through it.

Contact us today if you need help confirming a diagnosis, obtaining medication or finding resources to help the patient and your family through this difficult time.

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