Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s affects more than 3 million Americans in the US. It is a type of dementia that affects memory and overall behavior. The greatest factor is increasing age and it worsens over time. Currently there is no cure to Alzheimer’s but there are treatments available and there is ongoing research to find a cure.

Signs of Alzheimer’s Dementia

Misplacing Things and Losing the Ability to Retrace Steps

Memory loss that disrupts daily life.

 Confusion with time/place

Problems with speaking or writing

Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

Withdrawal from social activities

Changes in mood and personality

Trouble understanding visual images

Source: Alz Org

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