Alzheimer's Disease Awareness - Coffee Purrfection

Alzheimer's Disease Awareness

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

  • A deterioration of brain cells Loss of connection between brain cells
  • Associated with a build up of abnormal proteins, resulting in plaques and tangles around brain cells

Researchers believe this to be an abnormal biological process, triggered by a combination of lifestyle, environmental and genetic risk factors


Some of the risk factors include

  • Increasing age
  • Family history Down Syndrome
  • Head injury
  • Smoking
  • Lack of exercise
  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Poorly controlled Type II Diabetes
  • Long term exposure to solvents like paint, glue


Early Symptoms

  • Mild forgetfulness
  • Short-term memory loss Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty processing new information/learning new things
  • Confusion with time and place
  • Difficulties with communication
  • Decline in ability to perform routine tasks


Symptoms with Disease Progression

  • Increased memory loss and confusion
  • Not recognising family members or self
  • Restlessness
  • Neglect of hygiene
  • Loss of appetite
  • Aggression, mood swings
  • Inability to use and understand speech



Coffee Purrfection supports research on Alzheimer's Disease by making a donation to The Fisher Center For Alzheimer's Research Foundation, from every purchase from our store.

The foundation's mission is:

  • To understand the causes of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Improve the care of people living with Alzheimer's Disease
  • Finding a cure
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