Healthy U: When Should I Worry?



Healthy U: When Should I Worry?

ATLANTIC— We all forget our keys or phone occasionally, and many of us have wondered if our frequent forgetfulness could be a sign of a bigger problem. “When Should I Worry?” is the topic of Cass County Health System’s next Healthy U session. The program will be presented on Thursday, July 30th at noon in CCHS Conference Room 2.

Stacey Bean, Physician Assistant at the Atlantic Medical Center, will present information about dementia with a focus on Alzheimer’s.

Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a decrease in the ability to think and remember to the point that a person’s daily functioning is affected. Dementia will affect 1 in 8 people—up to 35 million people worldwide. Approximately 50-70% of dementia patients have Alzheimer’s.

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