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NATIONAL ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. While Autumn Leaves remains focused on this disease year-round, we use this month specifically to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s, as the number of Americans affected continues to grow each year.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • In 1983, fewer than 2 million Americans were afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Today, it affects more than 5 million Americans
  • By 2050, this number could rise as high as 16 million
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States
  • Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops the disease
  • Since 2000, deaths from heart disease have decreased by 14%, while deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased by 89%
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    RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS
     
    Each person’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease is unique. Symptoms may change frequently, and the progression of symptoms will differ from person to person. Our “Alzheimer’s & Dementia Checklist” is designed to help caregivers track the type and frequency of symptoms exhibited by their loved one. Do you recognize these signs? Click to download a copy of this tool.

    RESOURCES

    We’re here to help. Whether you have questions or concerns about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, would like more information on the disease, or need a break and want to learn more about respite care, call us at 888-662-8886. You are not alone in this journey.

    For helpful information and articles from our team of memory care experts, visit our blog at autumnleaves.com/blog .

    Be sure to follow us on social media (find links below) for daily posts from our communities and see why we are the experts in memory care. Wherever your loved one is in the disease process, we provide compassionate personalized, round-the-clock care. At Autumn Leaves, you’re more than a resident, you’re part of our family.

     

     

     

"We liked that it is state of the art, and that it's set up with memory care in mind. The halls are themed so that they don't have to remember much, down to the decorations. They use lighting techniques to keep people on schedule, that helps with sun downing." Henrietta G. - Sugarloaf, TX