November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia, which is a term that describes memory loss symptoms and cognitive decline significant enough to interfere with daily life. It is a progressive, deadly brain disease for which there is no cure, and is not a normal part of healthy aging.

Roughly 50 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. The damage begins a decade or more before symptoms start to show. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease could include memory loss, confusion with time or place, taking longer to complete normal daily tasks, repeating questions, wandering and getting lost, mood and personality changes, communication struggles.

Getting checked by your health care provider can help determine if the symptoms you are experiencing are related to Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding Alzheimer’s disease can improve the quality of life for those with previously undiagnosed Alzheimer’s.

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