Alzheimer's

Bitter and not too bitter

First described it in 1906, a progressive and fatal brain disease, the most common form of dementia, Has no current cure.

Just like the rest of our bodies, our brains change as we age. Most of us notice some slowed thinking and occasional problems remembering certain things. However, serious memory loss, confusion and other major changes in the way our minds work are not a normal part of aging. They may be signs brain cells are failing.

Bitter and not too bitter pill to swallow, especially for young folk? When Alzheimer's disease touches someone close to you, it's natural to want to honor or remember the person in a special way. Caregiving, sharing stories and memories helps to ease the pain.

Detecting and taking necessary precautions can be a bitter pill to swallow, but knowing the steps to take can make a world of difference. Get your doctor involved. After detecting signs of dementia, do not wait, contact your doctor. A good doctor can help make the transistion and transformation easier. No regrets.

Honor your friend or loved one with a gift to further the mission of the Alzheimer's Association. Your tribute will touch the lives of countless people as we work together to create a world without Alzheimer's.Emory Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Alzheimer's Association

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