More than five million people in the U.S. alone are now living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a progressive — and often devastating — deterioration of one’s thinking and memory functions.
Also known as dementia, AD is not a part of normal aging. Patients typically experience a steady decline in memory, thinking, and behavior, which can worsen to the extent that they can no longer safely function independently.
Providence has been at the forefront of Alzheimer’s disease research and care and we provide a number of specialized clinical services and support resources to patients and their families. Our team provides the sensitive, expert care AD patients and their families need, including diagnostic services, personalized drug therapies, chronic and terminal disease management services, access to clinical research trials, and support programs for family caregivers. Our goals include keeping the loved one at home as long as possible. When long term care placement is appropriate, our team helps with placement of the patient in a long term care facility within the network of Providence Care providers.