There are seven stages of Alzheimer's disease and each stage requires a different caregiving approach. When a patient is diagnosed with Alzheimer, they will generally be diagnosed into a stage and treatment will be determined based on that stage.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reported this year that in 2006 Alzheimer's disease moved up one place to become the 6th leading cause of death in the USA. 72,914 Americans died of the disease. While life expectancy for Americans increased to an average 78.1years, statistics showed that Alzheimer's disease was the only one of the 15 leading…