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10 Facts about Alzheimer's

Jun 11, 2018 by Julie Carnegie Reams

Comfort Keepers At Home Care in Peoria, IL

10 Facts about Alzheimer’s

To honor the National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, we have created a list of 10 interesting facts about this disease that show all the importance of sharing the knowledge about the Alzheimer’s.

  1. As of June 2018, there still isn’t a cure for the Alzheimer’s disease.
  2. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease with symptoms getting worse as time goes by.
  3. Some of the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include confusion, social withdrawnness, and memory loss.
  4. Alzheimer’s is one of the most lethal diseases among the seniors in the United States. Actually, this brain disorder claims more lives than prostate and breast cancer together.
  5. Although it can’t be cured, Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented. A healthy lifestyle and help from at home care is the key to reducing the risk of this brain disorder.
  6. Certain lifestyle habits can have a devastating effect on the Alzheimer’s risk. Some of those include binge-watching TV, smoking, drinking, and eating unhealthy foods, and so on.
  7. Cardio workout helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. This is because this kind of exercise increases the blood flow in the brain, thus supplying it with more oxygen.
  8. Women are more likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Actually, almost two-thirds of Alzheimer’s sufferers are women.
  9. There are over 15 million caregivers in the United States who provide the at home care to Alzheimer’s sufferers.
  10. To show their support for the battle against Alzheimer’s disease, people wear the color purple.

If you would like to show your support to the people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, as well as to their families, you can wear purple in June. Or, even better, you can get actively involved in the Alzheimer’s battle by educating people about the lifestyle changes that can ensure the health of the brain.

If your senior loved one is struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease, or any other brain related diseases, our adult home care caregiver are able to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us through our website or call us at (309) 213-9480

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