Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia that causes problems with memory, judgment, thinking, decision-making, behavior, personality, and bodily functions.
Alzheimer’s disease is challenging and difficult to diagnose but there are several medications available that can help to slow the symptoms at least for a time.
In recent years, some companies have left this area. Last week, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said it will stop research and development of drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease as they experienced costly failure over the past decades.
According to the estimation, currently there are 46.8 million dementia sufferers in the world but there is currently no cure.
The chance of having dementia does increases with passing age. By the time someone is 85, his/her chance of dementia is one in three.
Keeping your heart healthy for example with physical exercise and a healthy diet can help to prevent or delay dementia.
The chance of having dementia does increase as people get older. By the time someone is 85, his/her chance of dementia is one in three.
“Fifty-six per cent of Canadians are concerned about being affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Of greatest concern is their fear of being a burden to others, losing their independence and the inability to recognize family and friends.”
This study can help to raise awareness and help bank tellers, waitresses, among others in the public so that they will be to recognize the symptoms in case they come in contact with someone who is experiencing the symptoms of dementia.