By age 65, three percent of the population is suffering from a form of dementia. By 75 it jumps to 20 percent, and at 85 it affects one in two.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. The condition presents a challenge for those with the disease and their family members, as it can lead to the person suffering from Alzheimer’s becoming dependent on others.
Dr. Keith Miller with High Point Regional Health says when dealing with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s try to explain things slowly, have a set routine and do your best to be understanding.