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NARFE February

Thanks to you, our generous and dedicated NARFE members, the Alzheimer's Association® is making strides in Alzheimer's treatment and research. There is new energy and interest in treatments in the therapy pipeline, and the national goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer's by 2025 is within reach! We couldn't do this important work without you, and we're so grateful for your ongoing support. Learn more about NARFE's incredible impact on the fight against Alzheimer's in this recently posted article. With your help, we're taking steps toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

Sleep issues, sundowning are common in people living with Alzheimer's
People living with Alzheimer's may have issues sleeping or increasing behavioral problems that begin at dusk and last into the night (known as sundowning). As many as 20% of people living with Alzheimer's will experience increased confusion, anxiety and agitation beginning late in the day. Learn more.

Keeping weight, body mass stable could benefit brain health
Older adults who maintain a steady weight and body mass index (BMI) as they age are less likely to experience rapid cognitive decline, new research published in Alzheimer's & Dementia®: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association suggests. In a study of more than 16,000 people age 60 or older, all participants showed some degree of mental decline, but the decline was more than 60% faster in those with fluctuating BMIs. Learn more.

Families should talk openly about driving and Alzheimer's
A person living with Alzheimer's disease will eventually become unable to drive. Losing the independence driving provides can be difficult, so it's important to acknowledge a person's feelings and take steps to preserve his or her independence, while ensuring their safety and the safety of others. Learn more.

An early Alzheimer's diagnosis is important
If you notice any of the warning signs of Alzheimer's in yourself or someone you know, schedule an appointment with your doctor. An early diagnosis of Alzheimer's provides a range of benefits, including access to care and support services, the ability to explore treatments that may provide some relief of symptoms, and the chance to enroll in clinical trials. Learn more.
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