Wear Purple to Spread Awareness During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
What disease affects 5.3 million people, is the 7th leading cause of death, and is the part of the every day lives of 10.9 million unpaid caregivers? Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s important to know the warning signs and to talk to a doctor if you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one.
The Alzheimer’s Association encourages everyone to know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease:
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life.
- Challenges in planning or solving problems.
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work, or at leisure.
- Confusion with time or place.
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships.
- New problems with words in speaking or writing.
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
- Decreased or poor judgment.
- Withdrawal from work or social activities.
- Changes in mood and personality.
Scientists work every day on researching the possible causes of Alzheimer’s Disease and what can be done to treat the disease as well as cure it.
I have great admiration for families living with Alzheimer’s Disease.Â It’s not easy watching as a loved one slips further into the stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.Â While it’s important for there to be strong caregivers for these patients, it’s just as important for there to be strong support for the caregivers themselves, whose own health and emotional well-being often take a toll during this period of their lives.
So whether you take the time to participate in fundraisers to support Alzheimer’s Disease research, help support a caregiver to one who lives with the disease, or just learn more about what to look for, the important thing is that you take the time.Â And while you’re at it, share what you know with others so they, too, can understand the importance of this cause.
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