How can someone die from Alzheimer’s?

Gene Wilder passed away last week at the age of 83, and according to his obituary, he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. While most people know that Alzheimer’s causes memory loss, not everyone understands that in the later stages of the disease, balance and coordination as well as autonomic functions like heart rate, breathing, digestion and sleep cycles are severely affected.


New Dementia Care Consultation Program

Interesting new dementia care consultation program, a joint venture of Tufts Health Plan and the Alzheimer’s Association of MA & NH. I think the focus on not only the patient, but also the family caregiver is critical.