I don’t often talk health, politics, or any controversial topics here, but I really want to take a few minutes of your time to talk about Alzheimers and the Banner Alzheimers Institute.
Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia and is defined as “a gradual onset of memory loss followed by a continued decline in other areas of thinking and decline in physical functioning.”* It is a terrible disease that no one should have to suffer through. It, quite honestly, is one of the most horrifying diseases I’ve ever watched someone go through. It is awful, awful, awful and I think that people should at least be informed about the disease.
As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age there is projected to be a significant increase in the number of Alzheimer diagnosis. It is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and is the only one of the top 10 causes that can’t be prevented, treated, or cured. Millions of Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s and there are hundreds of new diagnosis each month.<<---yikes! Have I scared ya yet? Well, you are not alone in your concern about this awful disease. In a poll of U.S. adults 77 % are concerned about personal memory loss while 85% are concerned for loved one's memory loss. Sadly, there is not enough being done to fight this disease. Fortunately, Banner Alzheimers Institute (BAI) is committed to finding treatments and a cure for this disease. BAI is performing groundbreaking research and medical services in the area of Alzheimers. Additionally, BAI offers offers programs to help patients and caregivers throughout the course of the illness. One of the most important programs that Banner is offering is the Alzheimer's Prevention Registry. The registry is an "international collaboration created to find effective ways to prevent Alzheimerâ€™s disease as quickly as possible."* Your help is needed to prevent this disease. By registering with the Alzheimer's Prevention Registry you will be kept informed of the latest news and advocacy on Alzheimer's. Additionally, it offers valuable resources of easy to understand news in partnership with the Alzheimer's forum. A main goal of the registry is for the public to have a one-stop place for credible news on this disease. No more reading what may or may not prevent/cause this disease the Alzheimer's Prevention Registry will provide up-to-date news that you can rely on. I know a lot of questions about this disease stems around how it can be prevented. A good rule to remember is what's good for the heart is good for the brain. So, a healthy diet, exercise, and being mentally and physically active. To learn more about this disease and to stay up-to-date on treatment options be sure to sign up for the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry.
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