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Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal, progressive and degenerative disease that destroys brain cells. It is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Symptoms......

Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal, progressive and degenerative disease that destroys brain cells. It is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Symptoms include having difficulty remembering things, making decisions and performing everyday activities. These changes can affect the way a person feels and acts. There is currently no way to stop the disease, but research is improving the way provide care and will continue to search for a cure.
Americans fear developing Alzheimer’s disease more than any other major life-threatening disease, including cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes according to OMAHA, Neb. – November 13, 2012 – Home Instead Senior Care®, the world’s leading provider of home care services for seniors, announced new survey results.

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  • 1. SPRINGHILL CARE GROUP | ALZHEIMER’S AS MOST FEARED DISEASE BYAMERICANS ACCORDING TO POLL Springhill Care Group http://springhillcaregroup.tumblr.com/post/4 0480409645/springhill-care-group- alzheimers-as-most-feared
  • 2. Free Alzheimer’s Training Available in all 50States to Support Family Caregivers
  • 3. Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal, progressive anddegenerative disease that destroys brain cells. It isthe most common form of dementia.Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging.Symptoms include having difficulty rememberingthings, making decisions and performing everydayactivities. These changes can affect the way aperson feels and acts. There is currently no way tostop the disease, but research is improving the wayprovide care and will continue to search for a cure.
  • 4. Americans fear developing Alzheimer’s disease morethan any other major life-threatening disease,including cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetesaccording to OMAHA, Neb. – November 13, 2012 –Home Instead Senior Care®, the world’s leadingprovider of home care services for seniors, announcednew survey results.
  • 5. More than 1,200 Americans was designed to gainperspective on the most pressing concerns associatedwith Alzheimer’s, including diagnosis and thedifficulties of caring for a loved one with the disease,according to the survey of Marist Institute for PublicOpinion
  • 6. According to Jeff Huber, president and chief operating officer ofHome Instead, Inc. “The survey confirmed what our franchiseowners had been hearing from their clients and their families – themajority of Americans feel unprepared to care for a loved onediagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The need for support and educationfor these families is critical.” Additional survey highlights include:
  • 7. Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) have had a personalexperience with someone with Alzheimer’s and/or a serious memory lossproblem.61 percent of Americans feel unprepared to care for a loved onediagnosed with the disease.If diagnosed with the disease, Americans most fear the inability to carefor oneself, and burdening others (68 percent); followed by losingmemory of life and loved ones (32 percent).A plurality of Americans – 44 percent – cites the illness as their mostfeared disease compared to 33 percent who cite cancer.More than other generations, a majority of Americans over 65 yearsof age (the silent/greatest generation) – 56 percent – fear anAlzheimer’s diagnosis.When asked if it would be harder to receive an Alzheimer’s diagnosisor care for someone with the disease, Americans are equally split downthe middle, 50/50.
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