June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and we want you to learn more about a disease that affects 5.4 million people nationwide. Take a look at these little known facts and common misconceptions.
Fact: Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death nationally
Alzheimer’s is fatal. It trails only heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents, and stroke. One in three seniors dies from Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
Myth: Memory loss is the only symptom of Alzheimer’s
Memory loss is a symptom, but depression, anxiety, irritability, and changes in appetite can occur before serious memory problems are noticed.