Alzheimer’s disease is a worldwide problem but one that hits close to home in every community.
Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia.
Dementia includes various brain disorders that affect memory, thinking, behavior and emotion. Symptoms can include memory loss, difficultly performing familiar tasks, problems with language and changes in personality.
While there is no real cure for dementia, support is available for people who suffer with it and those who help take care of them.
More than 46 million people live with some type of dementia.
Unfortunately, social stigmas exist because the public is often uninformed or misinformed.
Often times, sufferers are marginalized and dehumanized.
We encourage our readers to be sensitive and caring both toward individuals who suffer from the various forms of dementia and their caregivers whose lives are often disrupted in ways that are difficult for anyone who has not gone through it to understand.
We also encourage financial support for the Alzheimer’s Association and other organizations that provide support services.