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Alzheimer's Disease

Is Alzheimer's in My Genes?

Have you ever wondered if you’re going to develop Alzheimer’s Disease? Maybe your mom is struggling with it right now, or maybe your grandpa on your dad’s side died from it. It may be scary to think about, but how much are you really at risk? In honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, we discuss a few inheritable traits that family members should know about.

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The Top Five Parkinson's Myths

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease can be scary, but it’s not the end! PD is a neurological disorder that degenerates mostly dopamine-producing parts of the brain, causing symptoms such as tremor, rigid limbs, and gait or balance issues. While this is a serious condition, most people can still have an excellent quality of life with a Parkinson’s diagnosis. However, there is a lot of misinformation of there, and we’re here to set the record straight. Keep reading to learn the top five Parkinson’s myths!

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The Importance of Brain Health

Alzheimer's and other dementias are a growing public health issue, with over 50 million people currently diagnosed. June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, and it serves as an opportunity to learn more about brain health, increase research opportunities, and early interventions.  

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Alzheimer's Agitation

How to Cope with Alzheimer's Agitation

Every 65 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s. Currently, more than 16 million provide unpaid care for a loved one diagnosed with this disease or other dementias. That equals over 18.5 billion hours of care for 2019. If you are a part of this trusted group of individuals, it can be tough. However, with the right support and guidance, you can and will continue to make a difference in your loved one’s life.

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