National Alzheimer’sDisease Awareness Month is coming! Today we highlight the most common form of dementia: Alzheimer’s disease. Currently there There is no cure for this disease that affects nearly 5.4 million Americans, and the number continues to rise. While the entire month is dedicated to raising awareness of the disease, it also focuses on increasing support for caregivers and sharing available resources.
Alzheimer’sDisease is a progressive, irreversible brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and eventually a person’s ability to perform even the simplest tasks, such as bathing, eating, and dressing. It affects memory, thinking, and behavior.
An interesting fact is that Alzheimer’sIt is not just a disease of old age. Approximately 200,000 Americans under 65 have a younger start Alzheimer’sdisease (also known as early-onset Alzheimer’s‘s).
The Alzheimer’s Association is a wonderful organization and resource for Alzheimer’s sufferers and their loved ones / caregivers. the Alzheimer’sThe Association’s 24/7 helpline number is 800.272.3900 and they provide assistance to people throughout the United States.
Information and resources on Alzheimer’sThe disease can be found by visiting:
Alzheimer’s Association – www.alz.org
CDC-Alzheimer’s Disease and Aging Health https://www.cdc.gov/aging/index.html
CDC Healthy Brain Initiative www.cdc.gov/aging/healthybrain
National ASPE Alzheimer’s Project Law https://aspe.hhs.gov/national-plans-address-alzheimers-diseaseexternal icon
As always, we are here for you and your loved ones. If someone has advanced stages of the disease or has just been diagnosed, there are planning options and considerations to think about. We look forward to the opportunity to assist you at this time. Call the office at 305.722.5533 or email us at [email protected] today to schedule a consultation!