|NOVEMBER IS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH
|PRESS RELEASES 11/1/2020|
As many as 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer's destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today it is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
Some change in memory is normal as we grow older, but the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are more than simple lapses in memory. People with Alzheimer’s experience difficulty communicating, learning, thinking and reasoning problems, severe enough to have an impact on an individual's work, social activities and family life.
There’s no clear-cut line between normal changes and warning signs. It’s always a good idea to check with a doctor if a person’s level of function seems to be changing. The Alzheimer’s Association believes that it is critical for people diagnosed with dementia and their families to receive information, care and support as early as possible.
If you or a family member are having difficulty communicating, thinking and having memory loss, please contact our Neurology department at 850.474.8353 to make an appointment.
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