The American Stroke Association reports that stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the US. Stroke itself can result in an increased risk of dementia. The importance of preventing stroke – and increasing the medical community’s ability to diagnose and treat stroke – can’t be overstated.
According to the Alzheimer Association’s annual report Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, “an estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2021.” This number is expected to more than double to 12.7 million by the year 2050.
Missed appointments aren’t just missed appointments: They’re missed opportunities for early detection
There are perfectly reasonable explanations for why people are missing or canceling appointments, but these canceled appointments aren’t just missed appointments: they’re missed opportunities to detect conditions where there is an understanding that early detection can help patients maintain a higher quality of life for a longer period of time.
EEGs – or electroencephalograms – are used to diagnose many neurological conditions. Depending on the condition, your health care provider may order one of four different types of EEGs.
Learn to recognize the signs of a stroke early because every second counts. Here’s what to look for.