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Do You Know the Facts? World Alzheimer’s Month & World Alzheimer’s Day

September 2016 is the fifth global World Alzheimer’s Month and September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Action Day. This month and day are dedicated, worldwide, to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and challenging the stigma that comes along with it. The disease was discovered in 1906 by Dr. Alois Alzheimer. The doctor found noticeable differences and changes in brain tissue of women who had died from an unusual mental illness. His foundings are still used today to help to identify Alzheimer’s disease. In the U.S. alone, Alzheimer’s disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death, and it is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. This year’s theme for World Alzheimer’s Month is “Remember Me”, a theme that encourages people around the world to learn more about detecting the signs of dementia. You can get involved on social media by sharing your favorite memories, or memories of a loved ... Read more

Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning When buying a new home, it is important to look for one that is safe. While installing the right security system and picking the right neighborhood can help to keep your family safe from outside dangers, it is also important to make sure that you protect yourself from any inside dangers, including carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer, since it is a colorless and odorless gas that can only be detected with an alarm. Each year, around 15,000 people are sent to the emergency room due to carbon monoxide. There are many sources of carbon monoxide around your house, including gas fueled water heaters, fireplaces, furnaces, generators, and attached garages. Hiring a professional to check for any carbon monoxide leaks can help to keep you and your family safe. Installing carbon monoxide alarms throughout your home is the best way to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Alarms should be ... Read more