Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness

June 15, 2024

Do you know someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Chances are you have, as nearly 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and this number is expected to double by 2050. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are several medications available that can slow disease progression.

As you age, it is important to monitor yourself and those you know for Alzheimer’s symptoms. Early diagnosis can increase the chances of benefiting from treatment. Some of the first signs can include memory loss that disrupts daily life. Are you or someone you know forgetting important dates, or asking the same questions over and over? Challenges in planning or solving problems, like keeping track of bills or following a recipe, may be a sign of Alzheimer’s. New difficulties in speaking or writing and withdrawal from social activities may be other signs. Also, watch for changes in mood and personality, such as increased confusion, anxiety, and fear.

If you notice any of these warning signs in yourself or someone you know, it is important to see a doctor to slow further decline and memory loss. More information on the early signs of Alzheimer’s can be found on the Alzheimer’s Association website,

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