November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

About one in every nine adults over the age of 65 is living with Alzheimer’s.  Early diagnosis and treatment may help manage symptoms and provide a higher quality of life. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has created an online toolkit to educate the public about Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of getting a diagnosis.

This year, DSHS is introducing A Family’s Guide to Alzheimer’s. This educational booklet provides information to support people when they and their families face the possibility or a confirmation of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis which includes:

  • Early detection
  • Starting a conversation when you notice the signs of dementia
  • Getting a diagnosis
  • How to find community resources
  • Helpful information and resources for family caregivers

The booklet is available in the Alzheimer’s Campaign Toolkit on the Alzheimer’s Disease Program website.

Categories: Wellness

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