December 14th, 2019
Understanding Alzheimer’s Press Release –
With over 5.8 million adults living today with Alzheimer’s, being able to pinpoint early onset signs is crucial.
As the holidays approach, my team surveyed nearly 1,000 individuals, those of whom knew someone or is a family member with Alzheimer’s. We then paired the findings with research from the CDC and Alzheimer’s Association in an effort to learn more about the ways people can spot signs of Alzheimer’s.
We found the top signs to look out for:
- Confusion about where they are
- Difficulty communicating
- Personality changes
- Inability to recall your name
- Inability to recognize you
And the top preventative measures people are taking:
- Exercising more often
- Games, puzzles, or other brain exercises
- Began taking supplements
- Changed their diets
- Used brain training or neuroplasticity apps
This holiday season, noticing these signs could allow family members to detect Alzheimer’s early as 1 in 10 people over 45 said they experience confusion and memory loss more frequently.