Alzheimer’s Disease Causes and Ways Memory Care Can Benefit Those With the Disease

  • August 25, 2023 BY  Anthem Seniors
  • Anthem Senior Living

Alzheimer’s disease takes a toll on one’s memory, behavior, thinking, and social skills. It is a progressive brain disorder and is one of the most common forms of dementia. The disease is mainly prevalent among the aging population that causes a decline in cognitive abilities, which interferes with day-to-day activities of an individual. 6.5 million people in America age 65 and above are known to be afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.


In terms of its causes, it is not completely clear. Scientists are of the viewpoint that Alzheimer’s disease is a consequence of a combined genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that impact the brain over time. It is the interaction of multiple genes with each other and with other factors that significantly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

One of the main characteristics of Alzheimer’s is the buildup of abnormal protein deposits called amyloid plaques in the brain, which impedes the function of neurons- the cells that are responsible for communicating information in the brain, which eventually results in the neurons losing connections and dying. This results in the brain shrinking and losing its ability to carry out important tasks.


Talking about the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, it varies from individual to individual, and also relies on the stage of the disease.

Early signs include

  1. struggling to remember latest conversations or events,
  2. losing one’s way in familiar places,
  3. misplacing items, and
  4. having difficulty finding words or expressing what one is feeling.

Some of the symptoms as the disease progresses include

  1. changes in personality,
  2. (severe) mood swings,
  3. delusions,
  4. confusion,
  5. wandering,
  6. agitation,
  7. aggression,
  8. paranoia, and
  9. difficulty with day-to-day tasks like dressing, bathing, eating, etc.

The final stage of the disease is characterized by complete loss of ability to communicate, inability to recognize loved ones, and loss of control of bodily functions.

Unfortunately, there’s no sure-shot cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are treatments, for example medications, behavioral interventions, and supportive services like specialized memory care, which can help a person manage some of their symptoms efficiently.

Individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease can hugely benefit from memory care, such as the one provided at the acclaimed Anthem Senior Homes. In fact, it is considered to be the best form of senior living in Anthem that caters to the specific requirements of those with dementia. What makes Anthem Senior Homes in Phoenix stand apart from the rest is the high-end secure environment that it offers, which is tailored to improve the welfare of residents with cognitive impairment.

Anthem Senior Homes offers the following to all our residents:

  1. To ensure seniors are able to maintain a sense of familiarity and order, there is a structured routine in place for our residents.
  2. We take a personalized approach with respect to abilities, history, and preferences of each resident.
  3. A stimulating environment for those with Alzheimer’s through diverse activities like art, music, pet therapy, gardening, etc.
  4. Compassionate and trained staff that completely understands the behaviors and challenges related to dementia, and knows how to interact effectively with residents.

To book a suite, call Anthem Senior Homes on 623-300-1180.