Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

What is Alzheimer’s?

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, this disease is a type of dementia that affects someone’s memory, thinking, and behavior. It’s caused by a combination of genetic, health, lifestyle, and environmental factors that affect the brain.

Specifically, plaques and tangles are responsible for damaging and killing nerve cells in the brain. The symptoms of this disease usually progress slowly, but become worse over time.

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s may include:

  • Forgetting important appointments, events, names, and conversations
  • Losing items and placing them in out-of-the-ordinary locations
  • Unknowingly repeating statements or questions multiple times
  • Wandering and getting lost in a familiar location

Personality and behavioral changes may include:

For more information visit The Alzheimer's Association.

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