The thought of losing your memory can be frightening. But for the 44 million people affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, memory loss is a terrifying reality. After a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, family and friends are often times left feeling lost on how to care for them. This is a common feeling that is shared amongst caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s because each day may bring different challenges. This is due to the fact that Alzheimer's disease is progressive and has the ability to destroy both memory and other important mental functions. However, learning about the disease can help you understand the disease better and how to cope with these challenges. Because in reality, Alzheimer's disease doesn't just affect its victims. The families and loved ones of those who are diagnosed also suffer. So when you don’t know where to turn to next, pick up a book on the subject. They can answer the questions that doctors can’t and provide a look into what the future can hold for those affected with Alzheimer’s disease.
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