Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease, also known as dementia to the general public, is a degenerative nerve system disease. Alzheimer's disease starts with forgetfulness and slowly isolates patients from their surroundings and themselves. Forgetfulness is followed by loss in dexterity and patients lose the ability to perform daily activities. They can become bedridden in the later stages. 
The prevalence of Alzheimer's increase with age. Symptoms usually appear after 50 years of age. The prevalence in the population older than 65 is 1%. It is the most commonly occurring degenerative nervous system disease. 

Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

Currently, there is no treatment for Alzheimer's disease. However many studies give promising results. 4 important medications have been marketed since late 1990s. These are effective when administered at earlier stages of the disease. Recently it has been demonstrated that lifestyle, metabolism, regular mental and physical activity have an impact on delaying the onset of the disease.
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