By: Ronan Scocozza, B2,March 15, 2015
What is Alzheimer's?
What causes Alzheimer's?
Who gets Alzheimer's?
What are Some Symptoms of Alzheimer's?
- Memory loss is one of the most known and most recognized symptom.
- Having difficulty completing regular day tasks around the home.
- Confusion with time's or place's.
- Trouble understanding visual images.
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace your steps.
- The inability to make good choices and having bad judgment.
How is Alzheimer's Diagnosed?
- A look through someones medical history.
- A mental status test.
- A physical and neurological exam.
- Tests (such as blood tests and brain imaging) to rule out other causes of dementia-like symptoms
What are the Treatments and Cure for Alzheimer's?
Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer's. But drug and non-drug treatments may help with both cognitive and behavioral symptoms. But researchers are looking for new treatments to alter the course of the disease and improve the quality of life for people with dementia.
Is Alzheimer's Fatal?
What is the Future of Alzheimer's?
10 Facts about Alzheimer's
- Like I said before the medical term for the disease is "Senile Dementia".
- More the 5 million Americans get Alzheimers.
- Every 67 seconds a person develops Alzheimers.
- Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death.
- Around 500,000 people die each year from this.
- 1 in 3 seniors die of Alzheimer's or a different type of dementia.
- Nearly 2/3 of Alzheimer's patients are women.
- In 2014 the cost of Alzheimer's was around $214 billon
10. By 2050 there is an estimate that shows that there will be 16 million people who will get Alzheimer's
5 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's
- Become and stay physically active.
- Eat a healthy balanced diet.
- Do drills so exercise the brain often.
- Try to maintain good cardiovascular health.
- Some scientists and doctors also say that drinking coconut oil is a good way to try because the oil makes the body release more insulin which is good for your body.