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September 21, 2016 is World Alzheimer’s Day

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Today, September 21, 2016 marks World Alzheimer’s Day, a day to raise awareness of the most prevalent type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease impairs mental functioning due to the progressive degeneration of the brain. The disease has no cure and no lasting treatment, and results in symptoms that typically include loss of speech, memory, problem-solving, and thinking abilities. More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease, making it the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.

Many of us have experienced the devastating emotional and financial costs of watching a loved one’s slowly decline from Alzheimer’s. This month, join with the Alzheimer’s Association, and other health organizations from around the world, to raise awareness and challenge stigma around a disease that will effect more and more people into the future…

 

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