Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for approximately 60-80% of all dementia cases.
June is a month dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and promoting brain health. Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month serves as an opportunity to educate ourselves, support those affected by the disease, and take proactive steps to maintain optimal brain health. In this article, we will shed light on Alzheimer’s disease, share key facts, and emphasize the importance of brain health throughout our lives.
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. It is characterized by the formation of abnormal protein clumps and tangled fibers in the brain, which lead to the degeneration and eventual loss of brain cells. Common symptoms include memory loss, confusion, difficulty with language and problem-solving, and changes in mood and behavior. As the disease progresses, individuals may experience challenges in performing daily activities and require increasing support and care.
By understanding the impact of Alzheimer’s, supporting affected individuals and families, and prioritizing our own brain health, we can work towards a future where brain diseases are better understood, prevented, and effectively treated. Let us raise awareness, support research, and empower ourselves and others with knowledge to promote brain health and advocate for a world free from the burden
What is Alzheimer’s disease?
Watch this video from The Alzheimers Society