April 27, 2012 Meeting

Today we had Win Winslow, Marketing & Corporate Initiatives Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association Southern Virginia Chapter as our guest. Win told us about the large number of people that are or become affected by Alsheimer’s. Currently every 68 seconds somebody develops Alzheimer’s and 1 in 8 Americans will develop Alzheimer’s during their lifetime.

To Learn more about the work Win does please contact him here:

img_0728Win Winslow
win.winslow@alz.org

Alzheimer’s Association
Southeastern Virginia Chapter
6350 Center Drive, Suite 102
Norfolk, VA 23502

www.alz.org/seva
757 459 2405 p
757 461 7902 f
800 272 3900 Helpline

Here is some of the information he provided:

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease®

Your memory often changes as you grow older. But
memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a symptom of dementia. Dementia is a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s (AHLZ-high-merz) disease, a fatal disorder that results in the loss of brain cells and function.

This list can help you recognize the warning signs of Alzheimer’s:

  1. Memory changes that disrupt daily life
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks
  4. Confusion with time or place
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  8. Decreased or poor judgment
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
  10. Changes in mood and personality