Addressing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Idaho

 

We are frequently told to be physically active to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy heart, and did you know these same healthy habits can also help our brain health? The brain is often ignored until we start to experience memory loss or difficulty with daily tasks. Make brain health a priority throughout your life.

 

What is Brain Health?

Brain health is protecting your brain by managing chronic diseases, reducing head injury and risks of concussions, increasing quality sleep, decreasing stress, and managing your mental health, to name a few. Talk to your healthcare provider about ways to keep your brain healthy at any age.

 

Protecting brain health. It's important for all ages.

Brain health impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. We can't start too early or too late to improve and protect our brain health.

 

Early detection. It can make all the difference.

There is always value in talking to a healthcare provider if you suspect you or a loved one may have cognitive decline. Trouble completing routine tasks or continually forgetting things that are just a few signs of cognitive decline. Early detection can assist you in determining how you want to live your life and the type of care you would like to receive.

 

Dementia. It impacts everyone.

When a family member has Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it affects everyone in the family. If you are caring for someone with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or dementia, you are a caregiver! Identifying as a caregiver is important to help you locate services and supports that may be available to you as a caregiver.

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Get Involved
We would love your involvement in the Idaho Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD Alliance. To get involved or learn more, visit the ADRD Alliance webpage.