It's said that 2 out of every 3 people on this planet have little to no understanding of the disease. For 2022's Alzheimer's Day Awareness Day, we wanted to share some resources to learn more about the disease. Below are answers to some common questions about Alzheimer’s and dementia with resources to dive deeper.
What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease?
- “While dementia is a general term, Alzheimer's disease is a specific brain disease.” (Learn more here: Mayo Clinic)
How many people are affected by Alzheimer’s globally?
- An estimated 50 million people (Learn more here: BrightFocus Foundation)
Can dementia be prevented?
- “There's no certain way to prevent all types of dementia, as researchers are still investigating how the condition develops.” (Learn more here: United Kingdom’s National Health Service)
What is the theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2022?
- “Know dementia, know Alzheimer's” (Learn more here: Alzheimer’s Society)
How many people in the USA under 65 are affected by Alzheimer’s?
- 200,000 (Learn more here: Awareness Days)
What are some of the early signs of Alzheimer's disease?
- Finding it hard to remember things
- Asking the same questions over and over
- Having trouble paying bills or solving simple math problems
- Getting lost
- Losing things or putting them in odd places
- For later signs and other facts: (Learn more here: National Institute on Aging)