Image caption: Paola Barbarino, Chief Executive Officer of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI)
We at The Arbor Company care deeply about memory care and the fight to end dementia. One of the leading voices in the fight against Alzheimer’s is Alzheimer’s Disease International. We asked them to join us on our blog to share some recent insights. Here is a message from ADI’s CEO, Paola Barbarino:
Life can be stressful. Busy jobs, financial woes, family obligations, the ups and downs of married life, and so much more mean the reality is that few of us make it to old age without facing a heaping pile of stress.
There are hundreds of age-related illnesses, but a small fraction of these illnesses impacts a large majority of seniors.
At The Arbor Company, we see and help to manage all of these common problems on a daily basis. A diagnosis of age-related illness is frightening and leads to serious questions; what do you do next? What will life look like now? What information can I trust?
Below, we share ten of the most common and potentially serious age-related illnesses in the U.S. along with a link to an associated nonprofit organization that provides educational materials, advocates for patients, and raises funds for research.