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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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10 Warning Signs of Azlheimer’s Disease

If you have ever wondered what the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are, see this list from the Alzheimer’s Association:

1.  Memory loss that disrupts daily life.

2.  Challenges in planning or solving problems.

3.  Difficulty completing familiar tasks.

4.  Confusion as to time and place.

5.  Trouble understanding visual images and spacial relationships.

6.  New problems with words in speaking or writing.

7.  Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.

8.  Decreased or poor judgement.

9.  Withdrawal from work or social activities.

10.  Changes in mood and personality.

 

According to an article from Time magazine in November 2012, the Alzheimer’s Associatin has launced TrialMatch (www.alz.org/trialmatch), a free service that makes it easy for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, families and physicians to locate clinical trials based on their individual diagnosis, stage of disease and location.

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