Alzheimer’s and Brain Disease

Alzheimers Awareness

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Brain Disease

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is each June. Here at South Tabor Family Physicians, we want to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and associated dementias.

Alzheimer’s is a multifaceted brain disease and extends beyond memory lapses and can affect behavior and cognitive faculties. Alzheimer’s constitutes 60-80% of dementia cases, underscoring the imperative to comprehend its ramifications for individuals and families alike. While Alzheimer’s is a specific form of dementia, it encompasses a broader spectrum of cognitive impairments, including memory decline and reasoning challenges.

Consider the following facts about Alzheimer’s:

  1. In the United States, a new case of Alzheimer’s emerges every 65 seconds.
  2. Over 11 million Americans serve as caregivers for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
  3. Globally, more than 6.5 million people grapple with Alzheimer’s.
  4. Alarmingly, only 4 in 10 Americans promptly seek medical advice upon noticing early signs of cognitive decline.
  5. Alzheimer’s ranks as the predominant form of dementia.


Early detection offers the prospect of improved outcomes and quality of life.

If you or someone you know exhibits symptoms indicative of Alzheimer’s, prompt medical consultation is advised. At South Tabor Family Physicians, we are committed to supporting individuals on their journey toward brain health. You need not navigate this challenge alone.