Alzheimer’s Warnings Often Show During Holidays

It isn’t surprising that the time when family members are most likely to recognize the first signs of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in a loved one comes during the holiday season. Family members and friends who have not seen one another for months, or even a year, gather, and the signs of memory loss or behavioral change become obvious.

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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

The impact of Alzheimer’s is profoundly felt throughout the state. Currently in Idaho, about 25,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s with an estimated 5.7 million across the country. The Alzheimer’s Association® urges individuals throughout Idaho to get involved and raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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Is Your Blood Pressure Too High?

If you’re unsure what your blood pressure levels should be, you’re not alone. Recent changes in the hypertension guidelines made by the American Heart Association and the American College Cardiology mean that roughly 30 million more Americans than previously thought are now considered to have high blood pressure (hypertension). According to the new guidelines, anyone with a blood pressure reading above 130/80 is considered to have high blood pressure.

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