Memory Loss Myths & Facts From the Alzheimer’s Association

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Memory Loss Myths & Facts | Alzheimer’s Association.

Do you know someone who has Alzheimer’s disease?  Do you want to learn more about the disease?  There is a tremendous amount you can learn through this site:  http://www.alz.org

There are many things that are believed to cause Alzheimer’s.  Things such as eating out of aluminum pots and pans, getting a flu shot, or having metal fillings in your teeth.  Much research has gone into these possible causes over the years.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, none of the above cause Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s continues to be a tragic diagnosis affecting millions throughout the world.  There are medications that can slow the progression of the disease for 6-12 months, but none that can offer a cure.  For more about this disease and the myths surrounding it, visit the above web site.

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  1. #1 by karenlorenzo07 on March 1, 2014 - 7:44 am

    Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common cause of death among Americans but one of the least funded programs. It would be devastating when your loved ones or someone you know, who used to be so nice started forgetting who you are and become confused about everything around them. Alzheimer’s disease is common to long term care recipients and there is no cure yet, the only way to manage a person affected by the disease os to provide the best possible care. I’ve created an infographic about Alzheimer’s so people can come out with an effective plan for long term care posted in infolongtermcare: http://www.infolongtermcare.org/iltc-news/infographic-all-about-alzheimers-disease/. This way, I can reach out and educate people on how the disease affects our loved ones, it is important that we understand that this illness does not only affects a person’s memory but also their thinking and behavior

    • #2 by allagingblog on March 1, 2014 - 8:26 am

      Thank you so much for your comment. I have a Master’s degree in social work (health and aging) and worked in long-term care before taking on the important job of raising my little ones. I really enjoyed working in long-term care and look forward to returning to the field. So many people think Alzheimer’s is just memory loss. You are correct to mention behavioral changes as well. These can be really difficult to manage. I will gladly look at your link. *Update- went to link, but it isn’t working. I will check again.

  2. #3 by karenlorenzo07 on March 4, 2014 - 5:06 am

    So glad that there are people like you who enjoyed working with long term care recipients, a lot of people think it is draining. People with Alzheimer’s are often misunderstood, people do not see what struggle they are going through, they experience delusions and even difficulty seeing that is why it becomes hard to manage them. BTW, the link is working now 🙂

  3. #4 by allagingblog on March 4, 2014 - 6:32 am

    Thanks Karen, I’ll check out the link again soon!

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