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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association is working toward a time when we will have effective treatments, preventive strategies and gold-standard care for all people affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or other dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. If you notice any of them, don't ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor.

Warning signs and symptoms:

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life

  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems

  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks

  4. Confusion with time or place

  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships

  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing

  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps

  8. Decreased or poor judgment

  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities

  10. Changes in mood and personality

Everyone can help in the fight to end Alzheimer's. Join the cause by staying informed, making a donation, or becoming an advocate for those with Alzheimer's disease and their families.


To learn more, visit the Alzheimer’s Association at Alzheimer's Association | Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Help