A chronic disease is disease that persists over a long period of time. Most chronic diseases can be prevented or controlled through regular physical activity, eating healthy, not smoking, and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption. Listed below are examples of common chronic diseases and their early signs.

Alzheimer’s / Dementia

Subtle, progressive cognitive changes, such as mild forgetfulness, word-finding, slowed thinking, and difficulty with short-term recall are all a part of the normal aging process. These changes are caused by age-related reductions in the size of certain areas of the brain. When these changes happen quickly or in conjunction with other issues, it could be time to consult with a medical professional. Only a licensed medical doctor can make a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. If you have concerns about a family member's health, start by seeking assistance from their physician. Learn more about Alzheimer's, Dementia, and the resources available to you at the links included below or call 561-432-5849.

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