Ready to Learn about Alzheimer's!

What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's is a disease that destroys the memory and other functions. Alzheimer's usually occurs during middle age or old age. As Alzheimer's starts out it starts with memory and gradually moves to other parts of the body. Alzheimer's also gets to the part of the brain that allows us to control walking, swallowing, and coordination.

Some symptoms of Alzheimer's are:

  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Memory Loss

  • Changes in Sleep Habits
  • Apathy (Lack of Interest)
  • Confusion

Some causes of Alzheimer's

Facts about Alzheimer's!

  • Alzheimer's is the sixth leading health condition that causes death
  • Almost half of the people 85 years and older have Alzheimer's
  • More women have Alzheimer's than men
  • Alzheimer's can start at the age of 30
  • One out of every nine people have Alzheimer's
  • About every 68 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's
  • About 3.2 million women have Alzheimer's
  • About 1.9 men have Alzheimer's
  • Alzheimer's was discovered by Dr. Alois Alzheimer's in 1906
  • There is no cure for Alzheimer's, but Scientists are still looking

How is Alzheimer's related to me?

Alzheimer's is related to me from my Grandpa, he got it from his mom. My dad is afraid that he will get it next, so I am kind of scared that either my brother or I will get it too. Alzheimer's is important to understand because 5.3 million people have it right now in the world, so it's good to know how it forms and how you can understand why it happens to people.

Some treatments to help Alzheimer's are:

Some prescription drugs can help Alzheimer's with cognitive and behavioral symptoms. There is no diets to help you not get Alzheimer's, but scientists suggest to use less salt and eat foods with low sodium. They highly suggest to eat fruits, veggies, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products.