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Alzheimer's disease

How many informative facts do you know about Alzheimer’s disease? Are you ready to take on the challenge? Grab a pencil and paper and answer the questions below. Remember, it's ok if you don't get everything correct; the purpose of this quiz is not only to test your knowledge but to help you gain more insight into Alzheimer's disease.

1. Alzheimer’s disease is only seen in individuals over the age older than 70 -True or False.

2. Alzheimer’s disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States-True or False 3. Memory loss that disrupts daily life and confusion with time or place are early signs of Alzheimer's disease-True or False 4. Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented-True or False

Below are the answers to each question. Test and see how well you did. For those who answered some questions incorrectly, let's look at a few facts surrounding Alzheimer’s Disease.

Answers: 1. False 2. True 3. True 4. False

Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disorder that gradually destroys memory and thinking skills, eventually impairing the ability to carry out simple tasks. Millions of individuals worldwide, primarily older adults, are affected by it, making it the most prevalent cause of dementia. The exact cause of Alzheimer's is still unknown, but it is believed to be caused by a confluence of hereditary environmental and lifestyle factors. Slowly over several years, the illness advances from moderate symptoms like amnesia to severe cognitive impairment, mood swings, and behavioral disorders. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's, but medications and lifestyle changes can help manage the symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Medications such as cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine are commonly prescribed to improve memory and thinking and reduce symptoms like confusion and agitation. Lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, and social engagement can also help improve cognitive function and quality of life. In addition, non-pharmacological interventions like cognitive training, music therapy, and art therapy have shown promise in improving symptoms and enhancing well-being in people with Alzheimer's. It's important to note that the effectiveness of treatments can vary from person to person, and early diagnosis and personalized treatment plans are crucial for managing the disease.

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Caregivers Outreach and AARP Peachtree Chapter will host the Intergenerational Summer Youth Technology Program again this year. The program provides instructions/hands-on training to seniors on using electronic devices. However, all are welcome. The devices include desktops, Kindles, iPhones, laptops, and iPad. The program will begin from Wednesday, July 5, to Thursday, August 16, 2023, at AARP office 177 Dresier Loop, 2nd, RM Zero. Hourly sessions are from 9 am to 2 pm. Monday to Thursday. Call 718-320-1948 to schedule an appointment.

Please note that our monthly support sessions will resume on Thursday, September 22, 2023, at 7 pm.

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