Alzheimer's disease affects an estimated four million American adults,
100,000 of them in Wisconsin.
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive, degenerative, and fatal disease that attacks brain cells impairing memory, thinking, and behavior. While there are drug therapies for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, there is no known cause or cure.
Current research is looking at genetics and other factors associated with this disease to point the way toward early detection, treatment, and hopefully prevention. The Alzheimer's Association of Southeastern Wisconsin works to not only keep you informed about the latest developments in battling this disease, but ways to cope as well.
Some common warning signs of Alzheimer's disease include:
- loss of recent memories
- difficulty performing familiar tasks
- rapid changes in mood or behavior
- lost of initiative
- disorientation of time and place
- problems with abstract thinking
For more information on Alzheimer's disease and the services available through the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association:
In Milwaukee County call 414-479-8800
Outside of metro-Milwaukee call 800-272-3900
Click here: www.alz.org/sewi to go to the local Alzheimers assocation website