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Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease You Need to Know Now, According to Experts

Best Life Logo By Allie Hogan of Best Life | Slide 1 of 9: Beloved wildlife educator Jack Hanna, a former director of the Columbus Zoo and frequent talk show fixture, has been diagnosed with dementia, his  family confirmed in a statement released on Wednesday, April 7."Doctors have diagnosed our dad, Jack Hanna, with dementia, now believed to be Alzheimer's disease," Hanna's daughters Kathaleen, Suzanne, and Julie Hanna confirmed. "His condition has progressed much faster in the past few months than any of us could have anticipated. Sadly, Dad is no longer able to participate in public life as he used to, where people all over the world watched, learned and laughed alongside him."While Hanna may have an uphill battle ahead of him, his family said, "We can assure you that his great sense of humor continues to shine through. And yes — he still wears his khakis at home."The 74-year-old wildlife expert joins the approximately 6.2 million Americans over age 65 who are currently battling Alzheimer's, the most common cause of dementia, the Alzheimer's Association reports. While, according to a 2020 study published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia, the time between the average dementia diagnosis, institutionalization, and death are just 3.9 and 5 years, respectively, experts say that early diagnosis is the best way to improve patient prognoses and quality of life. Read on to discover the surprising signs of Alzheimer's disease you can't afford to miss, and for early symptoms of the condition, check out these 40 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Everyone Over 40 Should Know.Read the original article on Best Life.

Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease You Need to Know Now, According to Experts

Beloved wildlife educator Jack Hanna, a former director of the Columbus Zoo and frequent talk show fixture, has been diagnosed with dementia, his  family confirmed in a statement released on Wednesday, April 7.

"Doctors have diagnosed our dad, Jack Hanna, with dementia, now believed to be Alzheimer's disease," Hanna's daughters Kathaleen, Suzanne, and Julie Hanna confirmed. "His condition has progressed much faster in the past few months than any of us could have anticipated. Sadly, Dad is no longer able to participate in public life as he used to, where people all over the world watched, learned and laughed alongside him."

While Hanna may have an uphill battle ahead of him, his family said, "We can assure you that his great sense of humor continues to shine through. And yes — he still wears his khakis at home."

The 74-year-old wildlife expert joins the approximately 6.2 million Americans over age 65 who are currently battling Alzheimer's, the most common cause of dementia, the Alzheimer's Association reports. While, according to a 2020 study published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia, the time between the average dementia diagnosis, institutionalization, and death are just 3.9 and 5 years, respectively, experts say that early diagnosis is the best way to improve patient prognoses and quality of life. Read on to discover the surprising signs of Alzheimer's disease you can't afford to miss, and for early symptoms of the condition, check out these 40 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Everyone Over 40 Should Know.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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