1...Alzheimers D is a progressive,degenerative disease that detroys brain cells.
....It is NOT a normal part of AGING
2...The symptoms of AD include a gradual onset and continual decline of memory,changes in judgement or reasoning,and an inability to perform familiar tasks
3..AD eventually effects al aspects of a persons life,including how he / she thinks,feels acts and reacts to their environment
4..Presently there is NO known CURE for this fatal disease
5..Medications are available to treat some of the symptoms
6..Currently there is no way to prevent AD but there is growing evidence that there ARE things ppl can do that may help to lower their risks
7..There are 2 types of Alzheimer's Disease
A) Sporadic Alzheimer's Disease is the MOST commom......makes up to 90 95 % of all cases
B) Familial Alzheimer's Dominant ( FAD) AD is the rare inherited form and involves 5 to 10 % of cases .......
** I will be adding more facts as well as talking about Related Dementias such as
A) Creutzfeldt - Jakob Disease
B) Lewy Body Demetia
C) Frontotemporal Demetia ( Pick's Disease)
D) Vascular Demetia
Also will be posting some warning signs and statistics........
THis DD is taking our loved ones daily .....it needs to have more research monies allotted to help and it desperately needs to find some hope and a possible slowing down of the amount of ppl we have with this
In America alone more than 5 million ppl have AD and it is raising alarmingly
In Canada more than 4 hundred thousand have this as well ......
PLease do what you can to make a difference
Voluteer at local Alzheimer (Chapter) Society
Anything especailly visiting shut ins and those in homes that have no visitors is the greatest gift you will ever give..........
Take care and God Bless
DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,Fibro & Other DD
Moderator @ Anxiety Panic..Alzheimer's..Co mod @ Crohns
FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/27/2008 9:42:48 AM (GMT-6)