Do you know what it means to have Alzheimer’s?

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Click HERE to take an interactive tour of the brain from the Alzheimer’s Association to learn more about how Alzheimer’s disease affects it.

Many people are familiar with the terms “dementia” and ‘Alzheimer’s disease;” generally, it brings to mind the idea of forgetfulness and eventual memory loss.  However, Alzheimer’s can be a complex disease in its progression – it can affect recognition of family members and friends, decision making, language, and behavior over time.  Learn more about what happens in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke webpage, as well as find information on medications that can help with symptoms, current research, and more links to a variety of resources for patients, family, and friends affected by this difficult condition.

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/alzheimersdisease/alzheimersdisease.htm

If you live in the Midwest and are looking for local resources, the Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association keeps up to date home care service, driving evaluation and transportation, therapist, and elder law attorney listings, among many others.  You can reach them by phone at 1-800-272-3900 or online at:

http://www.alz.org/mnnd/in_my_community_56769.asp

If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms that may indicate early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s, or have already been diagnosed and are looking for ongoing care, please contact Noran Neurological Clinic at 612-879-1500 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced neurologists.

 

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