World Alzheimer's Month 2018

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. First and foremost, this is something personal to our team. As you know, Mary Woods and Dianne Woods suffered the loss of Norvell Granville Woods back in February. To read more about our loss, be sure to visit our Norvell Granville Woods Alzheimer’s Love Story post. 

World Alzheimer’s Month

Since 2012, this month will mark the 7th year in a row that is dedicated to this disease. In the first place, this month is about raising awareness and challenges that surround this disease.

How many people really understand this disease? Although our brain changes as we age, Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t impact everyone. First, this disease if one of the most common from dementia. Primarily, dementia impacts your brain. Not only does it control the brain, but it also controls your language, memory and thoughts.

In addition, this disease can impact someone’s daily life. So, are you ready to learn more about this disease? You can volunteer to participate in walking for a cure.

Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Some of the early symptoms of this disease are:

  • Constantly, losing things and not remembering where you put them
  • Regularly, having mood and personality changes
  • Using poor judgement
  • Moreover, a common sign is repeating the same thing over and over again

Unfortunately, this is a disease that doesn’t have any cure. But, what you can do is make sure you eat healthy, exercise regularly. Hence, try to avoid smoking and recreational drugs.

Conclusion

World Alzheimer’s Month is the ideal time to learn as much as you can about this disease. Due to more information becoming available, individuals, families and care takers are able to learn better ways of dealing with anyone who has this disease.

In conclusion, learn as much as you can about this disease and what you will do if someone you encounter has Dementia or Alzheimer’s.

As always, I welcome your comments

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