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National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Posted at 6:59 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 10:24:40-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — November is National Alzheimer's Awareness month.

In Las Vegas, there are nearly 50,000 people battling the disease and more than 5 million around the country.

The challenges of a loved one suffering from a brain disease can impact you in different ways, The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at the Cleveland Clinic is here to help.

The Lou Ruvo center is making scientific breakthroughs in brain health.

Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, said most brain diseases are caused by a combination of age, genetics and environmental factors and right now his team is looking for a way to detect it.

Memory loss, poor judgment and confusion are just a few warning signs but D. Sabbagh says early detection is key.

"Do not wait, get help now," Sabbagh said.

Changing you diet, exercise and more sleep can keep you brain health.

For more information about the Brain Health program at the Lou Ruvo Center click here.