Understanding Alzheimer's Dementia
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- Understanding Alzheimer’s Impact on Memory & Behavior
Presenter: Vicki Schmall, Emerita Professor of Gerontology, Oregon State University
- Increase your knowledge about what Alzheimer’s is, what it does to the brain, and the characteristic stages.
- Advance your understanding of changes in memory and behaviors of someone with Alzheimer’s.
- Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia.
- Alzheimer’s disease involves parts of the brain that control thought, memory, language, reasoning, and social behavior.
- Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease beginning with mild memory loss and leading to loss of the ability to continue a conversation (or say “to converse”), respond appropriately, and conduct the simplest tasks.
- In Alzheimer’s disease, the death of brain cells causes changes in an individual’s personality and behavior.
Vicki Schmall, Ph.D.
Gerontology Specialist Emeritus
Oregon State University Extension
Executive Director, Aging Concerns