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June marks Alzheimer’s Awareness Month


June marks Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and nearly 7 million Americans live with the disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association reports more than 11% of Missouri residents older than 65 years old suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia. 

A neurologist at MU Health Care said several key factors help decide what is natural memory loss due to age and what are signs of Alzheimer’s. 

"The question is, is this beyond what is expected for age. So if, you are beginning to have problems that exceed those of your peers, or your partner, or spouse or friends notice that that is occurring, that is when the concern is, is raised,” Dr. David Beversdorf said.

Registration is now open for the 2024 Jefferson City Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 13 and the Columbia walk on Nov. 2. Other walks are scheduled in Sedalia on Sept. 14 and Camdenton and Macon on Sept. 21.

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