Raising awareness for families on World Alzheimer’s Day

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Wednesday was World Alzheimer’s Day. It is a day to raise awareness of the disease and its impact on patients, their families and those who care for them.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting about 44 million people worldwide. It is also among the top ten causes of death in the United States.

The disease begins with mild memory loss and can lead to decreased responsiveness over time.

Recent studies have shown a link between the development of Alzheimer’s disease and infection with COVID-19 due to the way the virus interacts with the brain.

If you would like to learn more about Alzheimer’s, get support, or make a donation to a family in need, you can visit Kern County Alzheimer’s Association website.

To raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease on World Alzheimer’s Day and every day, advocates can wear a purple ribbon or bracelet to show their support.



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