Nearly half of all patients with Alzheimer’s are already in the moderate to severe stages of the disease by the time they are diagnosed. Increased attention to the early stages of AD is essential for proper treatment, planning and caregiver support.
It can be difficult to distinguish scientifically proven options from hyped up “remedies” and expensive “cures.” Know what to look for in an alternative treatment and how to decide if it's worth trying.
Friends and family often try to help a loved one with dementia by suggesting new and alternative therapies they might benefit from. The majority of these may be dead ends, but the reaction that patients receive when they do not exhaust every possible option can be disconcerting. But is it truly worth using precious remaining time recreating experimental solutions and chasing down "cures?"
Over 20 million Americans age 40 and over are affected by a potentially debilitating condition called cataracts. Most of these people are also candidates for a painless outpatient procedure that could easily improve their eyesight and quality of life.