Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease is "Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory, thinking skills and, eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 65. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older people" (U.S. Department 1).

MYTH: Alzheimer’s disease is not fatal. (alz.org)

Truth one: Alzheimer's disease has no survivors.

Truth two: Alzheimer's disease destroys brain cells and causes memory changes, and erratic behaviors.

Truth three: Alzheimer's disease takes away a persons ability to eat, think, or find their way home.

Truth four: Someone with Alzheimer's disease connect personally with others. (alz.org)

Things You Can Do To Prolong Alzheimer's
The six pillars of a brain-healthy lifestyle are:
Regular exercise
Healthy diet
Mental stimulation
Quality sleep
Stress management
An active social life
The more you strengthen each of the six pillars in your daily life, the healthier your brain will be. When you lead a brain-healthy lifestyle, your brain will stay working stronger for longer. (helpguide.org)

http://www.helpguide.org

Audio Description
The state of Alzheimer's research: A conversation with Stanford neurologist Michael Greicius

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