June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Nearly every month features one or more awareness issues these days, but the growing number of people diagnosed with this disease means awareness about causes, prevention and treatment will probably help not only your clients, but also a loved one at some point.
The New York Times featured a headline today announcing, “American Death Rate Rises for First Time in a Decade.” The article goes on to link part of this mortality increase to more people dying from Alzheimer’s, according statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Aging baby boomers also contribute to the uptick in reported cases of Alzheimer’s. Just in the U.S., experts predict the number to triple within the next 40 years. However, dementia also strikes young people and more often than previously thought, according to an article in The Telegraph.
More on treating clients with dementia, as well as recent research about prevention and early diagnosis: