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NATIONAL ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE MONTH – November

National Alzheimer’s Disease Month - November

NATIONAL ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE MONTH

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November shines a spotlight on the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for this disease that affects nearly 5.4 million Americans, and the number is growing.

While the entire month is dedicated to raising awareness about the disease, it also focuses on increasing support for caregivers and sharing available resources.

If you think it only affects seniors, you’d be wrong. Early onset Alzheimer’s targets those under the age of 65. Over time, the disease becomes debilitating because of its progressive nature. Available treatments slow the progression, but there is no cure.

Caregivers provide 24-hour care in most circumstances. As the disease progresses, the stress becomes overwhelming. Often, they receive respite from visitors but many become isolated as time passes. A broad spectrum of resources from support groups to memory care and educational tools provides caregivers assistance.

Continuing research requires support and early screening programs. As we increase our knowledge of the disease and improve treatments, early intervention will improve outcomes.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Learn about early screening and providing support for caregivers. If you need support visit the sites listed below. Join an event or make a donation. Use #Alzheimer’sDiseaseMonth to post on social media.

Senior Living
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness & Family Caregivers Month

HISTORY

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.

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