For the month of November people around the country come together to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease. Did you know, there are over 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging and the disease gets progressively worse as time goes on. Here are some warning signs someone with Alzheimer’s may be experiencing:
- Memory loss
- Trouble handling money
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Misplacing belongings
- Changes in mood, and behaviors
Although these symptoms are related to the signs of someone with Alzheimer’s, consult with a healthcare provider first and foremost for a more accurate diagnosis.
Alzheimer’s is not only challenging for those facing the many challenges this disease brings, but is also challenging to those caring for their loved one’s with the disease. Each day brings on new challenges as the disease gets progressively worse.
This month, take some time to learn about the many different ways to help and support a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or a loved one caring for someone with the disease.