Tomorrow, September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day and the Alzheimer’s Association is marking the day to raise awareness on the disease.
The Association has also announced there are now two FDA-approved treatments in slowing down the progress of Alzheimer’s. They are Leqembi and Aduhelm, which both target one of the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s and will give people more time to be independent, work, enjoy family milestones and plan on future care.
The Alzheimer’s Association says though, both treatments are for those in the early stages of the disease and early detection is more important than ever. Some of those early warning signs are forgetting how to get home, confusion with places and navigation, difficulty completing familiar tasks, and personality changes.
The Alzheimer’s Association provides a 24/7 helpline, 800-272-3900 with people who can assist in navigating difficult conversations with family, preparing for a doctor’s appointment, and finding local resources.