Posted on Nov 15, 2018
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and it is still celebrated today. Former President Reagan made this decision just 11 years before he was diagnosed with the disease himself. Reagan made the news public, saying “making this news known in a public way … we hope this might promote greater awareness of this condition."
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer's Disease is a form of dementia and can lead to memory, cognitive and behavioral problems. The disease grows over time and eventually gets to a point where the person can no longer perform routine daily tasks.
What can you do to help find a cure?
There are a few ways in which you can help find a cure for this terrible disease.
If you or your loved ones are in need of care due to the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, reach out to Senior Helpers Charleston. Their licensed practical nurses are trained in caring for your loved ones here in Mount Pleasant, Charleston, Daniel Island, Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, James Island, and surrounding areas.