There are an estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every 66 seconds.
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
When dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, is it vital to educate yourself on the disease and its progression. The side effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia differ greatly from normal aging. Commonly, as we age we experience diminishing vision, misplace items like keys or cell phones and forget names or appointments. The flip side of these side effects are the abnormal symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease that disrupt daily life, such as memory loss, drastic changes in personality and a change in the ability to judge distances and determine colors. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these changes, it may be time for you to seek help.
The Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area offers FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Call 903.223.8021 to schedule your appointment. While these screening are not a diagnosis they can tell you if you should seek further medical assistance from a physician.