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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