If you or someone close to you is impacted by Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, you are not alone. There are more than 13,000 Vermonters aged 65 and older who have diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease—the most common cause of dementia—and another 30,000 Vermonters who care for them.
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another dementia can leave you feeling scared, isolated, hopeless, anxious, and even angry. It is normal to feel a wide range of emotions. Know that you are joined by thousands of Vermonters who share your diagnosis and understand what you are going through.
The health of your brain is closely linked to the health of your body. As a result, practicing healthy habits and actively managing your chronic conditions can go a long way in terms of protecting your brain.