Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month | June
Did you know that, worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias? Spreading awareness of this disease is important as it can be difficult to distinguish as the early signs closely resemble the natural signs of aging.
So, what exactly is Alzheimer’s disease?
Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain that gradually destroys the ability to remember, reason, imagine and learn and is something that progresses over time. Since this disease is something that can go unnoticed, here are some things to lookout for:
- Increasing Age
- Family History
- Serious Head Injury
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in solving problems
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble speaking or writing
For a more complete list of risk factors and the 10 warning signs or how to go about diagnosis and treatment, learn more here.
To learn more on how to spread awareness and be a part of the movement within your community, visit the Alzheimer’s Association website at https://www.alz.org/abam/overview.asp and join them in going purple for the month of June.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact a KnowledgeBroker at R&R.