There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, irreversible brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Take action against early Alzheimer’s by visiting your doctor each year to catch symptoms to find out early. Early signs of Alzheimer’s disease may include memory loss, difficulty solving problems, and confusion with time.
Medicare can help you detect early Alzheimer’s disease with a yearly Wellness visit. If you’ve had Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) for longer than 12 months, you can get an early Wellness visit once every 12 months. During the visit, your doctor can perform a cognitive impairment assessment to look for early signs of Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
Your health is important to Medicare. Trying healthy habits like these can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and slow Alzheimer’s disease progression:
- Eat a nutritious diet
- Stay physically active
- Participate in social engagement
- Challenge yourself with mentally-stimulating activities, like puzzles
Learn more about the other preventive services Medicare covers to keep you healthy.