What is it?
You may be wondering: who is affected by this disease? One in ten people will be diagnosed over 65 years old. That number grows to almost half of people once they reach 85 years old. The disease is thought to be genetic, and those with a family history of Alzheimer's are more likely to be diagnosed.
Normal Brain vs. Brain affected by Alzheimer's Disease
- Problems with speech
- Disorientation(including easily getting lost)
- Mood swings
- Loss of motivation
- Not managing self care
- Behavioral issues
- Withdraw from family and friends.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
There are four medicines used to maintain mental function: Donepezil (Aricept®), rivastigmine (Exelon®), galantamine (Razadyne®), and Memantine (Namenda®)
Let's get real.
Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that destroys the brain and personality of those infected by it. There is no cure to Alzheimer's which supports the first cognitive level of analysis that states, "Mental processes can and should be studied scientifically". They must continue to search for a cure in order to stop this terrible disease.