June - Alzheimers Awareness Month


Our talented staff at Prairie Hills Pharmacy is committed to providing the best service possible to all conditions, including working alongside caregivers and individuals affected by Alzheimers and early onset Dimentia.



An overview (From alz.org)


What is Alzheimers?


Source : https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/what-is-alzheimers


Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older. Alzheimer’s disease is considered to be younger-onset Alzheimer’s if it affects a person under 65. Younger-onset can also be referred to as early-onset Alzheimer’s. People with younger-onset Alzheimer’s can be in the early, middle or late stage of the disease.Alzheimer's worsens over time. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer's, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. On average, a person with Alzheimer's lives 4 to 8 years after diagnosis but can live as long as 20 years, depending on other factors.


All credit to alz.org. Read more: https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/what-is-alzheimers