Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are not interchangeable terms. According to the National Institute on Aging, dementia—an umbrella term that is often associated with the cognitive decline of aging—is a type of brain disorder that impacts performance of daily activities and communication.
In early dementia there are episodes of forgetfulness, not being able to keep track of time, and losing one’s way in familiar settings. As dementia progresses, forgetfulness and confusion happen more regularly, along with repetitious questioning, inadequate hygiene, and poor decision-making. In the most advanced stage of dementia, people are unable to care for themselves. Behavior continues to change and can turn into depression and aggression.
Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Center for Disease Control, is a specific form of dementia making up seventy-five percent of all dementia cases. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include impaired speech, confusion, difficulty remembering recent events or conversations, apathy, depression, impaired judgment, disorientation, and behavioral changes. In the advanced stages, there is difficulty speaking and swallowing, and loss of mobility.
Bio-Touch has been shown to ease the symptoms associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. While not a substitute for standard medical care, Bio-Touch is an effective complement to medical protocols. Family members and friends can learn how to help each other feel better using Bio-Touch, without being concerned about negative side effects.