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Florida Department of Health Recognizes World Alzheimer's Month

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TALLAHASSEE — World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign run by Alzheimer's Disease International every September. It increases awareness about the disease and reduces the stigma and lack of information surrounding dementia.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. It destroys brain cells and nerves, disrupting the transmitters which carry messages in the brain, particularly those responsible for storing memories.

The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness. Wash your hands with soap & water. Cover your coughs & sneezes with your arm, not your hands. If you're sick, stay at home & avoid crowds.

 

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