Message From Nursing
September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of Dementia and accounts for 60%-80% of Dementia cases in older adults, and these percentages are expected to rise. Alzheimer’s affect people’s ability to think, remember, make decisions, and perform activities of daily living. Women are twice as likely to be affected by Alzheimer’s than men.
Warning signs of Alzheimer’s according to the CDC include:
*Memory loss that disrupts daily life
*Challenges in planning or solving problems
*Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or leisure confusion with time or place.
*Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relations
*New problems with words in speaking or writing
*Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
*Decreased or poor judgement.
*Withdrawal from work or social activities
*Changes in mood and personality
If you or your loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should consult with your family doctor to find the cause. Early diagnosis gives people a better chance to seek treatment and make plans for the future.
We will be ordering shirts for the Alzheimer’s Awareness month! Here is the link below to order them.
Last Day to Order: 9/2/21