Your Alzheimer's Community
If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
This month is World Alzheimer’s Month and it’s an ideal time to get involved, help raise awareness and show support so we can one day find a cure.
When my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease in 2005, it suddenly all made sense. She hadn’t been herself for some time, but the decline had been subtle and difficult to diagnose. I was sad but I was mostly empathetic for her as I knew her life’s memories were fading fast. What I didn’t know was that I was just one of 35 million people across the globe that would be personally affected by this devastating disease.
If you or your loved one suffers from sleep deprivation, the consequences can be far more serious than simple crankiness and fatigue. Studies show that lack of sleep may cause Alzheimer’s disease.
But even if you’re not getting the rest you need, don’t lose hope; you might just want to get a little more creative with how you’re going about it. Learn more about how to follow your natural sleep patterns to feel your best each night.