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November is....National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Updated: Apr 18

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month is upon us! Today we shine a spotlight on the most common form of dementia - Alzheimer's Disease. Currently, 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 about the disease, it also focuses on increasing support for caregivers and sharing available resources.

Alzheimers Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s Disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and, eventually, a person’s ability to perform even the simplest tasks, such as bathing, feeding, and dressing. It affects memory, thinking and behavior.

An Interesting Fact is that Alzheimer's is not just a disease of old age. Approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease (also known as early-onset Alzheimer’s).

The Alzheimer's Association is a wonderful organization and resource for those inflicted with this disease and for loved ones/caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline number is 800.272.3900 and they support people all throughout the United States.

Information & resources on Alzheimer’s disease can be found by visiting: