Aging can be challenging, especially when memory skills are affected. Get our free guide on aging and dementia and learn how to identify the signs of decline early
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in nine people over the age of 65 will develop Alzheimer’s as will nearly a third of those age 85 and older. Having a discussion with others about mental health and cognitive impairment issues can be an uncomfortable topic, yet it’s important to consider, particularly as we grow older. Many people don’t understand the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s:
Dementia – is a term used to describe an overall decline in memory and thinking skills that is pronounced enough to interfere with daily life.
Alzheimer’s – is a form of dementia that causes difficulties with memory, thinking, behavior, and personality changes.
With aging and dementia, there are some risk factors you have no control over like age, family history, and genetics. There are also some risk factors you may be able to influence. This guide on aging and dementia offers the following talking points: