Did you know that 5.4 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease today?

The Alzheimer’s Association is raising awareness about the disease this month.

President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At that time, there were fewer than 2 million Americans with the disease.

Alzheimer’s is known as a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. According to health professionals the symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time. Currently, the disease has no cure, but there are treatments that can slow down the symptoms.

For more information on Alzheimer’s disease, go to www.ALZ.Org.