What is Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer's (AHLZ-high-merz) is a progressive degenerative brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 60. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older people.
What is Dementia?
Dementia (DEE-men-cha) is the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning—and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. Dementia ranges in severity from the mildest stage, when it is just beginning to affect a person’s functioning, to the most severe stage, when the person must depend completely on others for basic activities of daily living.
Many conditions and diseases cause dementia. Two of the most common causes of dementia in older people are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, which is caused by a series of strokes or changes in the brain’s blood supply.
Other conditions that may cause memory loss or dementia include:
medication side effects
tumors or infections in the brain
blood clots in the brain
vitamin B12 deficiency
some thyroid, kidney, or liver disorders
Many of these conditions are temporary and reversible, but they can be serious and should be treated by a doctor as soon as possible.
Emotional problems, such as stress, anxiety, or depression, can make a person more forgetful and can be mistaken for dementia. For instance, someone who has recently retired or who is coping with the death of a spouse may feel sad, lonely, worried, or bored. Trying to deal with these life changes leaves some people confused or forgetful. The emotional problems can be eased by supportive friends and family, but if these feelings last for a long time, it is important to get help from our health professionals or counselors.
We take the time to share the important information about Alzheimer's dis-ease and ways to prevent it from affecting you and your loved ones.
Our specialized health care and wellness team professionals are ready to assist you every step of the way.
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Many of the illnesses that attack our bodies are due to improper eating!
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Ok we are here to help! Let’s get started each month you will gain a new exercise to do to help tone and strengthen your muscles and that includes your heart!
With proper nutrition and exercise you will be on your way to the road of happiness and health.
The exercise for this month is the stomach scrunch do this exercise every day for 15 mins.
You will notice a difference after 30 days! Until your next assignment...
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Since 2005 the African American Alzheimer’s and Wellness Association, born out
of a great need to support those that are at the greatest risk for developing
Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s, has serviced the Columbus and surrounding
areas. We have a board of directors that have over 50 years of knowledge and
experience in ....