Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain. It is the leading type of dementia. Alzheimer’s destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior, and may be severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies, and social life.
Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. Drug and non-drug treatments may help with cognitive and behavioral symptoms. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time and can be fatal.
It is important to make any legal arrangements such as wills, trusts, and power of attorney as soon as the person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so that the person will be able to participate in the decision making process.
If you feel that you may be experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s, contact your doctor. If you would like more information on Alzheimer’s Disease, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900, or visit them online at www.alz.org/.
You can also contact The Senior Alliance at 734-722-2830, or visit them online at www.aaa1c.org/. You can also contact The Detroit Area Agency on Aging at 313-446-4444, or visit them online at www.daaa1a.org/.
Phone code: 3202