Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Alzheimer's Disease On The Rise

Yesterday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution published an article outlining the increased in Alzheimer's disease, especially in low and middle-income countries. Alzheimer’s disease is coined after a German Physican, Alois Alzheimer, who first studied the condition in 1906. It is a degenerative brain disease that destroys brain cells leading to memory loss and potential alterations of one's personality and behaviors. It is one of the most common form of dementia that affected mostly adults 65 years old and up. It is estimated that 5.3 million Americans are living with the illness. The article investigates not only the financial cost of the illness, but also it effects on family members and caregivers.

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