June 14-20 is Alzheimer's Awareness Week
In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Week, Chi Omega encourages you to review the Caring for Aging Parents Learning Center Site. You will find tips and resources for taking care of your aging loved ones.
For information about Alzheimer’s, please visit www.alz.org.
- Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and fatal brain disease. More than 5 million Americans now have Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today it is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States.
- Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for the loss of memory and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.
- Alzheimer’s has no current cure. But treatments for symptoms, combined with the right services and support, can make life better