Did you know 1 in 10 people age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers are working to find a cure, but in the meantime, an early diagnosis can allow families to prepare for the future.
The Alzheimer’s Association has created a list of 10 warning signs for Alzheimer’s and other dementias to help identify problems early.
The association encourages those who are showing any of the signs to see a doctor.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab and Transamerica have created a free guide for families seeking information about steps they can take to financially prepare for what lies ahead, including costs of care.
While there is no known cure, the Alzheimer’s Association says regular physical exercise could help reduce your risk by boosting blood and oxygen flow to the brain. Heart-healthy eating, maintaining social connections, and staying mentally active also could help.
If you or a loved one are affected by dementia, there is help available. The Alzheimer Association’s 24/7 Helpline, 800-272-3900, is staffed around the clock to offer callers information, support, and resources.
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