A Brief Look at Alzheimer’s Disease – Signs and Symptoms
“Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s), an ultimately fatal form of dementia, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 3.6% of all deaths in 2014.” – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
What is Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. A progressive disorder, it destroys brain cells, which causes cognitive decline and memory loss.
Most common among older adults, Alzheimer’s disease is typically diagnosed in those above the age of 65. However, Alzheimer’s disease can also strike younger people. In cases like this, it is referred to as early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
Most people will experience episodes of forgetfulness every now and then. Those with Alzheimer’s disease, however, will display certain behaviors that will worsen over time.
For example, they might experience memory loss to the point where it affects their daily life.
They might also have difficulty speaking, writing, or completing familiar tasks. In some cases, they might also become disoriented about place or time.
Take a deeper look into the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease at Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation’s website.
Research for the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease
While Alzheimer’s is a complicated disease, our non-profit foundation, Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation (ARPF), is researching and educating folks on the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
At ARPF, we believe that you can help yourself, right now, by utilizing a holistic or integrative medical approach, based on the lifestyle tools we advocate. Modern medical research reveals that all of the aspects of the ARPF’s Four Pillars of Prevention Plan, including physical and mental exercise, especially when used together, help build a healthier and stronger brain and memory.
In conclusion, stay educated about Alzheimer’s disease.
Half the battle in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease is to stay educated and up to date on the latest research about the disease.
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Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation is a leading global Alzheimer’s disease (AD) prevention organization, funding some of the most significant integrative medicine research on Alzheimer’s prevention , while providing educational outreach to laypeople, healthcare providers and caregivers on the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention®. Our research has been published in the prestigious Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as other significant medical journals, such as The International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry Research, Nuclear Medicine Communications and Consciousness and Cognition.
ARPF is a charitable organization registered in AZ, CA, CT, FL, IL, MD, MA, MO, MI, NJ, NM, NY, OH, NC, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, WI. In FL, ARPF’s registration number is CH-31726 under s.496.411(3), F.S.