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Actions to Proactively Manage Dementia

Jun 25, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Being a caregiver to a loved one is an incredibly rewarding experience, yet it's also a difficult one. And if your loved one has dementia, caregiving can be even more challenging. More than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for a family member or friend with dementia, a contribution to the nation valued at nearly $350 billion.  

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Is It Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia?

Jun 19, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life, while Alzheimer's is a specific disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. 

Learning about the two terms and the difference between them is important and can empower individuals living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, their families and their caregivers.

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What Are The Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease?

Jun 18, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Alzheimer's disease is a chronic condition that causes memory loss and confusion. An estimated 6.9 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2024. 73% are age 75 or older.

As the disease worsens, people may experience other cognitive difficulties. Some signs of Alzheimer's disease include:

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Can Chronic Stress Increase the Likelihood of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease?

Jun 13, 2024 by Total Access Medical

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.

The cause of Alzheimer’s disease remains unknown, but researchers believe a number of environmental, lifestyle, and genetic factors may play a role.

Increasingly, chronic stress is being recognized as a risk factor.

In a recent study, researches determined that chronic stress may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Does A Plant-Based Diet Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease?

Jun 11, 2024 by Total Access Medical

In today's fast-paced world, the focus on health and longevity has never been more critical. Recent research sheds light on a compelling strategy to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease: embracing a plant-centric diet while moderating meat consumption.

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Bill Gates Focuses on Alzheimer's Disease

Dec 01, 2017 by Total Access Medical

As a leading provider of concierge medical care, Total Access Medical, is on the front lines of helping people live longer lives through better quality of care. We agree that as people live longer we have to turn our attention to rising rates of dementia. Alzheimer's Disease deserves funding, attention and support. Finally it's getting some. We need more.

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