Alzheimer’s and dementia affect millions of people across the globe. Dementia is not a specific disease, rather a term that is used to associate a number of symptoms, including memory problems or thinking ability that cause a person not to be able to care for themselves on a daily basis. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia.
Some incredible research has been done in the past few years to discover a cure for Alzheimer’s and dementia. Some of it looks very promising. But, as with any disease, learning as much about it as you can is the first step to preventing. Studies in the area of heart disease, diet and exercise and others are hopefully paving the way to a cure.
Alzheimer’s and dementia video
Though this video is from a few years ago, it clearly depicts the struggle patients and families go through in dealing with the affects of Alzheimer’s and dementia. It is heart breaking; for sure. But, realistic.
Alzheimer’s and dementia is not to be taken lightly. Millions of people understand how it affects them or the people they love. Don’t wait for a cure; take care of yourself now. Educate yourself, follow a good diet, get plenty of exercise and make lifestyle choices that lead to a well-rounded, healthy life.