Be there for those who are #StillHere!
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age, due to generalized degeneration of the brain. It’s irreversible and destroys brain cells, causing thinking ability and memory to deteriorate. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging and it can have a significant impact not only on the person living with the disease, but close family members and friends. The Alzheimer Society is available to offer help and assistance for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
Whether you’re experiencing possible symptoms or are concerned for someone you care about, the Alzheimer Society has developed a list of signs to look for. Here are just a few warning signs to be aware of.
Some Warning Signs
- Memory loss affecting day-to-day abilities – forgetting things often or struggling to retain new information.
- Difficulty performing familiar tasks – forgetting how to do something you’ve been doing your whole life, such as preparing a meal or getting dressed.
- Disorientation in time and space – not knowing what day of the week it is or getting lost in a familiar place.
- Impaired judgment – not recognizing a medical problem that needs attention or wearing light clothing on a cold day.
If you know someone who is exhibiting some of these warning signs, the Alzheimer Society can help you by providing information, resources, education, support and counseling.
You can support someone living with Alzheimer’s disease by remembering that life doesn’t end when the disease begins. Alzheimer’s does not define a person. Help us break the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease by remembering they are #StillHere.
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