June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.
There are warning signs and symptoms:
1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure
4. Confusion with time or place
5. Trouble following or joining a conversation
6. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
7. Decreased or poor judgment
8. Withdrawal from work or social activities
9. Changes in mood and personality
If you notice any of these signs, don’t ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor.