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10 Interesting Facts Honoring National Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

Jun 6, 2018 by Sandra Hatch

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10 Interesting Facts Honoring National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June is the National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, which inspired us to talk about this disease. Alzheimer’s is one of the most common causes of death among American seniors. The worst thing about it is that there’s still no cure for this brain disorder.

But, it is not all doom and gloom; this disease can be prevented. There are some lifestyles changes people need to make in order to lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s once they get old, which non medical home care services may help with. So, basically, learning more about this brain disorder is the only way to fight it.

This is actually the main reason why the National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month was established. It serves as a way to share the knowledge about this disorder. We’ve decided to get involved and help out by presenting you with a list of 10 interesting facts about Alzheimer’s and the senior brain.

  1. Our genes affect the risk of developing Alzheimer’s
  2. Our lifestyle has an even greater influence on the Alzheimer’s risk
  3. Regular physical activity helps lower the risk of the Alzheimer’s
  4. Watching television increases the risk of Alzheimer’s
  5. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease in a sense that its symptoms worsen over time
  6. Alzheimer’s is one of the top 10 most common causes of death among American seniors
  7. This disease kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined
  8. Almost two-thirds of Alzheimer’s sufferers in America are women
  9. There are over 15 million caregivers providing non medical home care services to Alzheimer’s patients
  10. In order to show support to Alzheimer’s sufferers, people wear the color purple

Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do to help with the battle against Alzheimer’s. The only useful thing you can do is help spread the knowledge about this disorder.

If you think that your senior loved one may benefit from non medical home care services, please contact one of our care specialist today!

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