Alzheimer is one of the silent diseases that are difficult to detect in the early stage. In the absence of a clear-cut symptom, you wonder whether to go for the Alzheimer’s disease treatment or wait till there are any palpable signs. Some signs and causes of Alzheimer are described here that will help you to understand this disease better. Continue Reading
What is Alzheimer’s disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder of brain associated with memory dysfunction firstly described by Alois Alzheimer in 1906. It is the commonest form of Dementia which is very common with age. It has been estimated that 3% of the people between 65-74 and 47% over the age of 85 years are suffering from dementia.
Alzheimer is an incurable disease, which is also the most common form of dementia, includes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. This worsens as it progresses and leads to death also. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Dementia is a disorder of the brain that affects seriously a person’s ability to carry out daily activities.
It has been proved in a recent study that every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer. An estimated 5 million Americans are living with this non curable disease. Out of 5 million, people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer, 3.2 million are women and 1.8 million are men. Continue Reading
The thought of Alzheimer’s disease does not cross your mind unless it affects someone you love. Most of the information people have today about it is through fabricated sources like news, and its different portrayals in movies and on TV. In the recent years, several myths about this disease have come into the picture that has led to many misinterpretations. Alzheimer’s is a progressive and degenerative brain disease that can affect anyone. This article is an effort to refute such myths that come in the way of our ability to understand and help people suffering from this condition.