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The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) recently joined the Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance (AEDA), a group of corporations, nonprofits, and government entities determined to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Under the leadership of the Alzheimer’s Association, this alliance will work to educate people nationwide about the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and the importance of early detection.
“As a national association of attorneys committed to providing the best legal services for older Americans, individuals with special needs, and their families, NAELA is proud to support the AEDA and the Alzheimer’s Association in their efforts to raise awareness of early detection strategies and provide support for those living with Alzheimer’s,” said NAELA President Gregory French, CELA, CAP.
Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and no method to prevent its onset. Early detection is our only management tool, allowing those living with the disease —and their families— time to plan for the future. This may include building the correct medical team, enrolling in clinical studies, or investing in safety measures.
Many people struggle to determine if a behavior is a typical age-related change or the first sign of Alzheimer's disease. To help, the Alzheimer’s Association has created a list of warning signs for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. As a participant in the AEDA, NAELA will work to provide reliable information about Alzheimer’s disease and early detection during the upcoming months.