June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month; our hospital is very passionate about mental well-being. Keeping our patients healthy and happy is a top priority. Alzheimer’s effects 5.4 million Americans and that number is continuing to grow. We invite you to visit our website and read up on what exactly Alzheimer’s Disease is, the facts, symptoms and prevention.
What is Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s is an advanced mental corrosion that can occur in mid or old age. The disease is caused due to widespread degeneration of the brain, this the most common form of dementia. This disease effects everyday tasks, memory, thinking and behavior.
• The majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. But up there is about 5 percent of people with the disease have early onset Alzheimer’s which can start effecting those as young as 40.
• Head trauma has been linked to Alzheimer’s.
• Alzheimer’s worsens over time.
• Alzheimer’s has no current cure, but treatments for symptoms are available and research continues.
• lose items easily
• forgetting simple words or someone’s name
• forget about current discussions or occasions
• get lost in a familiar place
• forget schedules or anniversaries.
• repeating themselves, forgetting they had already stated something.
• visuospatial skills:difficulties adjudicating distance or seeing objects
• orientation: becoming jumbled or losing track of the date.
• Get your blood pressure and cholesterol levels at a healthy number. Both high blood pressure and high total cholesterol are associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s
• Stay active
• Keep a healthy weight
• Be social and have intellectual activity
• Seek preventative care
• To avoid head trauma ALWAYS wear your seat belt and when participating in sports wear the proper safety equipment.
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For more information on Alzheimer’s click on the link below.