June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Join the Alzheimer’s Association in going purple and raising awareness this June. The more people that know about Alzheimer’s, the more action we inspire.  

Learn More about going purple and spreading awareness about this disease.

The Transition Tamers team is well-versed & experienced in working with our clients who suffer with dementia & Alzheimer’s. Attention to detail and extra patience are our top priorities when assisting these precious folks as they make what can often be very disruptive transitions. We, along with two of our team, attended a daylong Dementia Resource Summit Community Education Event in Mooresville recently to learn more about how we can better serve our clients who suffer with dementia & Alzheimer’s. 

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: How do you understand the difference? Why does it matter?  

While Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, dementia has several other types. In the simplest terms, dementia is a nonreversible decline in mental function. It is a catchall phrase that encompasses several disorders that cause chronic memory loss, personality changes, or impaired reasoning. Alzheimer’s is a specific disease that slowly and irreversibly destroys memory and thinking skills.  

Knowing the specific diagnosis for a patient’s disease makes it more likely they will get the correct medication, support, and remedies to best help them manage their declining mental function. 

Read more about the differences between Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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