As we age our brains change. In particular, the hippocampus has been shown to lose about 5% of the nerve cells is has each decade. By the time we reach our 80s, it has lost about 20% them. The entire brain shrinks and its efficiency decreases as we get older. One major problem aging people have is the development of Alzheimer’s disease. This is one of the leading causes of death, it ranks as number six, it cannot be prevented, slowed down or cured. About 33% of all seniors are killed by Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. If a family member, or other loved one, is starting to suffer from problems with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you may be in the market for a good memory care facility. Here are some steps you can take to find the right one.
- Talk to your friends. You proba (more…)
10 Jan 2018