Alzheimer’s & Dementia Facts That you May Not Know [Infographic]

It’s clear that rates of dementia, and more specifically Alzheimer’s are on the rise. Millions are directly affected around the globe, while millions more are indirectly affected based on caregiving roles. With so much information online, it’s important that you’re well aware of the facts — after all, nothing is more valuable than education.

Although this condition is still a mystery in many ways, the statistics paint a fairly clear picture — one that is rather shocking. Whether you have recently been diagnosed or are caring for a parent, you’re certainly not alone, and this infographic proves just that

 

 

Whether you and your family have been affected by dementia, or you’re trying to take a proactive approach in regards to your neurological health, never stop learning. The more you know, the better prepared you will be. The Brain Test Knowledge Center is a great place to start.

For those caring for a loved one with dementia, please remember what Teepa Snow, a dementia care expert and occupational therapist said, “Dementia doesn’t rob someone of their dignity — it’s our reaction to them that does.” Continue to check out our blog to learn about the latest research, and always maintain high hope.

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Krista Hillis has a B.A.Sc degree, specializing in neuroscience and psychology. She is actively involved in the mental health and caregiving community, aiming to help others. Krista is also passionate about nutrition and the ways in which lifestyle choices affect and influence the human brain.

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