Just like the rest of our bodies, our brains change as we age. Most of us eventually notice some slowed thinking and occasional problems with remembering certain things. However, serious memory loss, confusion and other major changes in the way our minds work may be a sign that brain cells are failing. Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
If you are experiencing this with self or a loved one, you do not need to feel alone. There are supports and resources available to you and your love ones. Alzheimer's Association has intentional outreach and training for diversified communities, so contact them today.