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Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is an international campaign held each June to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. As the number of people affected by Alzheimer’s s to grow, it is crucial to reduce the stigma surrounding the disease and encourage research and support for those living with it. 

This comprehensive guide will delve into understanding Alzheimer’s disease, its progression, prevention strategies, legal matters, and care options. We will also discuss the importance of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and how it contributes to the fight against this devastating disease.

What is Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, irreversible neurological disorder that impairs memory, thinking, and behavior. It is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60-80% of cases. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging; instead, it is a degenerative brain disease that slowly destroys cognitive function over time.

The difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking, and social abilities. It is not a specific disease, but rather a general term for various brain disorders that cause cognitive decline. Alzheimer’s disease is just one type of dementia but is the most common and well-known form.

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