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Exactly What Is Alzheimer's?

Like most American's, most don't realize that Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and that it's a progressive, degenerative disease that causes changes in the brain tissue resulting in impaired memory, thinking and behavior.

A staggering 4 million Americans have this disease, that is 1 in 10 people over the age of 65. Unfortunately, to date there is no known rhyme or reason on how we get it and no cure in sight. On September 22, 2018, we are walking to fight against this awful disease and raise money for more research to help those who already have it and someone you know that will get it, maybe even yourself. You can do your part and support the fight by donating today by clicking here:

Below are some symptoms of the stages of Alzheimer's Disease for your reference:

In the Early Stages, there may be some:

#1. Memory loss ~ such as difficulty recalling short term events like what you had for breakfast

#2. Mood or Personality Change, mostly caused by frustration of not feeling themselves

#3. Difficulty maintaining tasks they have always done

In the Middle Stages, you may see:

#1. More pronounced memory loss, such as difficulty recalling recent events, names of items, or people

#2. Suspicion of others

#3. Needing assistance with dressing, showering, and other hygiene

#4. Change in behavior such as constant pacing, wandering, denial that anything is wrong.

In the Later Stages,

#1. Severe memory loss for short term, while still remembering childhood events

#2. Incontinence

#3. Language deterioration

#4. More pronounced personality changes

#5. Ability to stand or sit up

The changes are not the same for everyone and will effect each with different forms of severity as the changes in the brain occur such as loss of brain cells, the shrinking of the size of brain, abnormal plaques form, nerve fibers separate and become tangled and the production of messengers is reduced resulting in fewer signals being sent to one nerve cell to another.

One things is the same across the spectrum is that Alzheimer's Disease is an awful experience for all, so please take a moment today to click here and join us in the fight against alzheimer's. Everyone who joins us on September 22nd in Point Pleasant Beach and walks with us or joins our team online and donates, will receive one on Alcoeur Gardens, We Walk For Our Residents T-Shirts. Hope to see you there!

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