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The Truth Behind Alzheimer’s Disease
What is Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative form of dementia that starts off mildly and progressively gets worse, causing a person’s brain cells to deteriorate. Once a person has dementia, they begin to experience memory loss and cognitive decline.
Alzheimer’s is currently the most common form of dementia and it’s important to remember that it does not discriminate. However, a person over 65 is more likely to be affected and it tends to affect slightly more women than men.
Did you know?
In the past there has been a great deal of stigma surrounding dementia and those who suffer from it. However, previous misconceptions have thankfully begun to decline, in particular since the 1990’s, as this is when the first drug treatments became available.
Although there is more understanding, there is still an element of fear surrounding Alzheimer’s. According to Alzheimer’s Research UK (2017):
If you want further information about Alzheimer’s disease, then follow the link below and head on over to the official Alzheimer’s Society Website.
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