Alzheimer’s Disease

November is Alzheimer’s awareness month. Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of dementia in which the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language deteriorate (CDC, 2021). Currently, there are about 6.2 million people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States (Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 2021). Alzheimer’s Awareness month was established in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan to recognize the increasing numbers of people diagnosed with the illness and the caregivers of these people (Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center, 2019).

Patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s are at