It is estimated that 1 out of 3 seniors in the US will die from Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
If we are lucky enough to reach age 85, 1 out of 2 seniors will have some form of Dementia. It is estimated that the number of people in the US with dementia will nearly triple to 14 million by the year 2050.
Even more staggering than the growth in dementia across the older population is that early signs of cognitive impairment are being identified in much younger adults. Subjective Cognitive Impairment (SCI), is the self-experienced decline in cognition and memory. Individuals with SCI may perform normally on traditional cognition tests, but they have self-reported declines in cognition that are significant enough to affect their lives. The CDC study in 2015, indicated that 1 out of 9 adults in the US age 45 and older have SCI.
The effects of Subjective Cognitive Impairment were staggering. Those individuals that reported having SCI had reported the following impact:
• 35.7% need assistance with household chores
• 40% indicated they had to give up day to day activities
• 1 out of 3 indicated that it had affected their work, social or volunteering activities.
There are lifestyle and cognitive changes that we can make to prevent, slow or reverse cognitive impairment and dementia.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Home Care in Bloomfield Hills, MI, please contact the caring staff at Alliance Senior Care today. Call (248) 274-2170.
Alliance Senior Care provides all the services that a senior would need to remain in their own home, housekeeping, meal preparation, companionship, bathing, dressing, shopping, errands and transportation to activities, as well as care coordination and Geriatric Care Management Services. Alliance Senior Care has expertise in providing dementia care, Alzheimer's care, hospice care, identifying alternative financing solutions and care coordination. Alliance Senior Care has developed relationships with the largest Long Term Care Insurance companies in the industry including; John Hancock, Lincoln Financial, Bankers Life, CNA and others. Dina has a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Indiana University. She left her career in corporate Finance to start Alliance Senior Care with her husband, Brian. Dina has also had the very personal experience of caring for her own family members. She is an active member of the Aging Life Care Association.