Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
LISTEN to Dr. Tom Roselle, DC discuss dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Dementia is a group of symptoms that may affect one’s capacity to communicate, remember, reason, process normal thinking, and communicate. Dr. Roselle also reviews the alarming increased numbers of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a very devasting and fatal disease.
Information from: https://www.usagainstalzheimers.org/alzheimers-disease-get-facts.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memories and thinking skills. Alzheimer’s often starts 5, 10, or even 20 years before symptoms appear. Symptoms usually start with difficulty remembering new information.
- Approximately 5.7 million people in the U.S. currently have Alzheimer’s disease. The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is projected to triple to 16 million by 2050.
- Someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds. By 2050 this is projected to be every 33 seconds.
- Alzheimer’s is not just a disease of old age: 200,000 people under age 65 have early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
- Worldwide about 50 million people have some form of dementia, and someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds.
In advanced stages, symptoms include confusion, mood and behavior changes, and inability to care for one’s self and perform basic life tasks. Alzheimer’s is ultimately fatal.
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