10 Facts about Alzheimer's Disease You Should Know

Published on October 4, 2018

 

  1. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive condition that destroys a person’s memory and other important mental (and eventually physical) functions.
  2. Alzheimer’s progresses through five stages, and the first one doesn’t cause any symptoms at all.
  3. Normal forgetfulness is a thing, and it’s very different from Alzheimer’s-related memory loss.
  4. Alzheimer’s affects millions of people in the United States, causing over 110,000 deaths each year.
  5. Doctors aren’t totally sure what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but brain changes are definitely involved.
  6. There’s also a genetic component for some people, especially those with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
  7. Experts have pinpointed certain risk factors that increase your odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
  8. Experts have pinpointed certain risk factors that increase your odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
  9. There’s no proven way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, but certain lifestyle factors could reduce your risk.
  10. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but there are treatment options to help with symptoms.

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Category(s):Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dementia

Written by:

jenny rosewell


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