Alzheimer's and Dementia: What's the Truth? And What's a Myth?

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Because the Truth Can Be Misleading, Gilbert Guide, Most Comprehensive Site on the Web for Aging & Senior Care Adds Alzheimer's Expert to Help Educate Americans.

We have nearly 25 topic-specific experts about issues and health conditions related to the aging process

By 2050, 16 million people will have Alzheimer's disease in America, according to a recent study by the Alzheimer's Association. Yet many questions linger unanswered about prevention and detection along with what is truth or myth about a condition that may affect one of our loved ones.

Gilbert Guide, the most comprehensive site on the web for aging and senior care, has just introduced Alzheimer's and Dementia expert Dennis Fortier to their ever-growing pool of Aging Guide experts on Gilbert Guide. Mr. Fortier is the President and CEO of Medical Care Corporation, a neuro-informatics company that develops assessment technologies to enable physicians to objectively evaluate memory and other cognitive functions in their patients. His column will bring to light the truths and myths behind mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia while also discussing the benefits of early identification and timely intervention against medical conditions that impair brain function.

"We have nearly 25 topic-specific experts about issues and health conditions related to the aging process," said Jill Gilbert, CEO of Gilbert Guide. "We're excited to be bringing Dennis Fortier on board who can help demystify the disease for the five million Americans that Alzheimer's affects today. Whether it is understanding what kinds of things can improve the condition, myths around the memory loss process, or what can help families dealing with a family member who has Alzheimer's disease, we want to better inform the public about their options."

Gilbert Guide provides families with not only the most comprehensive senior care directory on the web for aging parents and loved ones, but also a direct line to practical solutions, extensive expert advice and quality assessment tools that help them conduct their own "expert" evaluations of providers.

The site is unbiased and not linked to or paid by any organization, product or service. As Jill Gilbert points out, "With everything under one roof, our goal is to make it simple and pain-free for American families to learn about all the issues that relate to aging and senior care, whether that be a health condition like Alzheimer's, aging in place or insurance for seniors."

Other Gilbert Guide Expert topics people can read about and learn from include:

  • Senior Moving Solutions
  • Financing Long-Term Care
  • Hospice
  • Adult Incontinence
  • Senior Health
  • Geriatric Pharmacology
  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • Senior Nutrition
  • Real Estate for Seniors
  • Financial Planning for Retirement
  • Supportive Homecare
  • Funeral Planning
  • Articles on Life Coaching
  • Geriatric Care Management
  • Geriatric Care Solutions
  • Acupuncture
  • Legal Advice for Seniors
  • Aging in Place Technology
  • Mind-Body Medicine
  • Family Law & Mediation
  • Caregiving: Parenting Your Parents

and

  • Jill Gilbert's very own column about what she's learned titled Simplifying Senior Care: One Lesson at a Time

About Gilbert Guide
Established in 2004, Gilbert Guide is the leading senior care website where families find practical solutions, expert information and the most comprehensive senior housing guide and homecare directory for aging parents and loved ones. It was founded on the concept that quality matters, and its primary goal is to educate consumers on a breadth of senior care and aging issues. For more information: http://www.gilbertguide.com.

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Renee Blodgett or Erica Zeidenberg
Blodgett Communications
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erica at blodgettcomm dot com
925.631.0553

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