Article by W. Clay Crook-
The special guest speaker for the April 27, 2021 Lexington Rotary Club was Greta Brown of the Alzheimer’s Association, who joined the group electronically.
The Alzheimer’s Association was founded in 1980 and the mission is to lead the way to ending Alzheimer’s. She shared the differences between Alzheimer’s and dementia, and the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s.
Veterans and women are particularly hit by Alzheimer’s, and now kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. “You may forget some things in aging, but Alzheimer’s is much different, especially in frequency and intensity.” It’s also not just a “senior’s” disease and is increasing among 40- and 50-year-olds.
These are the typical ten signs but look for frequency as these can also be part of ordinary aging: 1. Forgetting names and dates. 2. Making frequent finance errors. 3. Difficulty completing familiar daily tasks that used to be completed with ease. 4. Confusion with time or place. 5. Trouble understanding digital images and relationships. 6. New problems with words, speaking, or writing. 7. Loosing things and the inability to retrace steps. 8. Decreasing or poor judgment, especially with…
For the complete story, see the April 28th edition of The Lexington Progress.