You can help change the stigma of Alzheimer’s – MayoClinic.com

“Alzheimer’s disease is an international epidemic impacting a growing number of families around the world. Yet, it is often misunderstood, preventing people from seeking medical treatment and securing desperately needed support. The stigma behind Alzheimer’s is huge. Gigantic. Think back to when cancer was the whispered “c” word. That’s what we are dealing with. People who don’t want to talk about a disease that is impacting 1 in 8 adults over the age of 65 and nearly 50 percent of people over 85.

Tell your story. Tell their story. Help us change the stigma of Alzheimer’s in your community. The end of Alzheimer’s starts with us.”

Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fighting-alzheimers/MY02233/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alzheimers-caregiving&pubDate=09/20/2012

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