November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and it’s important to continue to shine light on this devastating illness that affects an estimated 5.7 million Americans. While progress is made every day toward finding a cure, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that Alzheimer’s death rates increased 55% over the 15-year span from 1999 to 2014.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive and fatal disease that affects memory, cognition and behavior. According to the Alzheimer’s Association: One in ten people age 65 and older have the disease. Two-thirds of those are women. Alzheimer’s and other dementias are the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. Alzheimer's disease is not a part of [...]
During the recent award season for movies, actress Julianne Moore brought home several pieces of hardware recognizing her poignant work as Alice in the film, “Still Alice.” The movie offers viewers a rare glimpse into the world of Alzheimer’s disease from the perspective of someone living with it. Moore plays Dr. Alice Howland, a linguistics [...]