Did you know?
One in 10 people age 65 or older in the U.S. has Alzheimer’s disease.
One in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month and National Epilepsy Awareness Month.
Both conditions remain uncured, although treatable, to different degrees.
If you’re worried about yourself, or someone close to you, don’t put off seeing a neurologist. All of our doctors are well-versed in handling Alzheimer’s or epilepsy (Dr. Julie Lockwood specializes in epilepsy).
And if you’re concerned about going to a medical facility because of COVID-19, know that we’re exceeding CDC recommendations for coronavirus precautions.
Meanwhile, to learn more about Alzheimer’s, read this report from the Alzheimer’s Association. The document discusses how Alzheimer’s develops, outlines its different stages, provides guidance for distinguishing Alzheimer’s from normal, age-related cognitive changes, and highlights new statistics from 2020.
Finally, if you’re looking for some of the latest epilepsy research findings and news, CURE Epilepsy has insights here.
We’ll bring you more about Alzheimer’s and epilepsy over the course of November as part of the conditions’ awareness months.