This year, the month of June has been designated as Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. When people think of being healthy, generally we think of our external physical health. However, officials with the Alzheimer's Association want to remind everyone that mental health is just as important. Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month began to bring attention to different brain diseases, educate communities about their effects and provide support to those individuals and families struggling with this condition.
Brain disorders come in several forms. Dementia is the general term used to describe a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia as it accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases and is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
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