Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. Over 5 million Americans are living with this disease, which is currently the 6th leading cause of death in America. And yet, despite these statistics and continuing research, Alzheimer’s does not yet have a cure.
January is Alzheimer’s awareness month. In honor of those affected by this illness, it is important to understand why this illness is so devastating, how to detect warning signs, how to cope, and how to seek further help.