Alzheimers disease is a disease that can virtually steal away the memory and the abilities of innocent people. It is tragic when it happens and, unfortunately, it happens to many people each year. Are their cures? Is there hope for individuals who are faced with the challenges of Alzheimers disease? Let us take a closer look at it and see just what it is and why it is such a horrific disease to have.
What Is Alzheimers Disease?
Alzheimers is a disease of dementia. It is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimers disease affects the parts of the brain that control such everyday activities as thoughts, memory and language. Unfortunately, scientists and doctors do not know what is the actual cause of Alzheimers disease. They do not yet understand why it happens or who it will strike. What they believe is that a combination of factors contributes to the onset of Alzheimers disease.
The largest risk of getting Alzheimers disease is in fact age. People who are over the age of 65 double their chances of getting Alzheimers disease every five years. It is thought that Alzheimers disease can be related at least somewhat to genetics. There is actually a type of...