11Jun, 2018

Go Purple for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness

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Many of us have heard the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s but aren’t sure of the difference.  Dementia is not a disease, rather it describes symptoms of declining mental ability severe enough to affect daily living. Symptoms of dementia include memory loss, impaired communication and language, inability to focus and pay attention, impaired reasoning and judgement, and impaired visual perception. While some forms of dementia are reversible, most are not. Most types of dementia are considered progressive, meaning symptoms start out slowly and gradually get worse over time. Dementia is caused by […]

30Sep, 2015

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

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Alzheimer’s Disease International is working for the fourth year in a row to raise awareness and challenge stigmas associated with Alzheimer’s. This years theme ‘Remember Me’ works to help educate people to spot the signs of dementia, and to not forget about loved ones who currently live with dementia. Dementia is a word that is used to describe different problems with the brain that affect memory, thinking, behavior and emotions. The early symptoms of dementia  vary from person to person. Alzheimers Disease International tells us the typical symptoms may include; Memory […]