Phoenix, Arizona (WiredPRNews.com) – One type of terminal disease that effects over twenty million people is called Alzheimer’s Disease. This disease was first brought about by Alois Alzheimer in 1906. The first victim noted to get this disease was a man named Ausguste D. During this disease, one’s brain cells are damaged which causes them to start losing their memory over a course of time. This disease causes a conflict by not letting them live their regular lives, work a normal job, and do even the simplest tasks. Eventually, the sufferer can lose short term and long term memories and cause a great deal of stress and sadness to the family.
Someone who has Alzheimer’s starts off by forgetting familiar names, objects, words, and places and eventually loses the ability to speak properly and do even the simplest acts on their own. While the cause of why the brain cells start to fail are not known as of yet, people who are in their mid-60’s are at a greater risk to get this disease.
Rare cases have shown that people who are younger can get this disease. Those who have Alzheimer’s Disease usually display memory loss over a period of time, sudden mood swings, frustration, and exhaustion. Over time regular bodily functions of the diseased will cease to stop until they pass away.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the disease has no current cure, but, “treatments for symptoms, combined with the right services and support, can make life better for the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s. We’ve learned most of what we know about Alzheimer’s in the last 15 years. There is an accelerating worldwide effort under way to find better ways to treat the disease, delay its onset, or prevent it from developing.”
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