Alzheimer's, Dementia and Aging

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Aging well is about much more than staying physically healthy—it’s about overcoming the challenges of getting older while maintaining a sense of purpose and your zest for life. One of the scariest challenges many of us face as we age is having to deal with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.

Suspecting you or a loved one may be exhibiting signs of Alzheimer’s can be a stressful and emotional experience. Of course, just because you forget things, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have Alzheimer's. Even when your worst fears are realized, the earlier you’re diagnosed and seek help, the better your chances of delaying the onset of more debilitating symptoms, prolonging your independence, and maximizing your quality of life.


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