World Alzheimer’s Day is coming up this Thursday, and the Alzheimer’s Association of Nebraska is using this opportunity to raise awareness about the disease. Nick Foresman, a representative from the association, emphasized the importance of early detection and the availability of resources and support for those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
Early signs of Alzheimer’s disease include memory loss that disrupts daily life, difficulty in completing regular tasks, and trouble with familiar locations or favorite games. There are ten different signs of the disease, which can be found on the association’s website, ALS.org.
In addition to raising awareness, the Alzheimer’s Association of Nebraska hosts various events throughout the month, including support groups and educational programs. One major event coming up is the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” on October 14th, where participants wearing purple walk to draw attention to the cause.
Family members of individuals with Alzheimer’s can also find resources and support through the association. They offer support groups, educational programs, and a hotline to address the needs of family caregivers. It’s important to remember that everyone’s Alzheimer’s journey is different, and the association is there to help and support individuals regardless of their circumstances.
While the average age for an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is in the 70s, early dementia can occur as early as the 40s. Being aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease is crucial, and the Alzheimer’s Association of Nebraska is available to assist anyone in need.
World Alzheimer’s Day is an opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of the disease, as well as highlight the resources and support available for those affected by Alzheimer’s. With early detection and proper support, individuals can maintain a level of independence and quality of life.
– Alzheimer’s Association of Nebraska