By Jason W. Wiley, MGS, Oxford Senior Living Co-Founder
As people age, it’s normal to have occasional memory problems, such as forgetting the name of a person you’ve recently met. However, Alzheimer’s Disease is more than occasional memory loss. The disease causes brain cells to malfunction and ultimately die. When this happens, an individual may forget the name of a longtime friend or they may forget which roads to take to return to a home they’ve lived in for decades.
As dementia progresses, safety becomes a serious issue. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease today. So what is the difference between the normal aging process and this deadly disease? Here are a few indicators: