Death From Secondary Infections In Alzheimers Patients

By: Thulas Sukati

The problem with Alzheimer's disease is that it isn't immediately apparent that a person is suffering from the condition, as it develops over a long period of time starting with just a little memory loss, often attributed to advancing age. We all suffer slight memory loss which is quite normal but as Alzheimer's progresses this condition becomes much more severe.

As the information about Alzheimer's is now more readily available it has become easier to suspect and spot the condition therefore making it easier to see the doctor sooner rather than later. It is now much easier to find out about Alzheimer's disease with many charities and groups set up to help victims and their families.

Perhaps it would be easier if Alzheimer's was discriminating with it's victims at least then it might be possible to learn why certain people are affected but it is indiscriminate in its choice of who to affect. Public knowledge of the condition grew when the media started reporting on it when the late ex president of America, Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with the disease a few years ago.

Information on Alzheimer's disease is necessary so that family and friends can keep an eye on one another as we age but now new drugs to slow or inhibit the progression of Alzheimer's are being released into the market regularly in the hope that the disease process may one day be halted and a cure found. Recent Alzheimer's disease information studies have released the fact that nearly 10 percent of all people over the age of 65 suffer from one stage or another of Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal condition experienced in aging but now 50 percent of people over the age of 85 will be suffering from it each year. The cost of medical treatment each year by 2050, for the 40 million or so patients in the United States that will have the condition will be in the region of forty thousand dollars.

More recently a link has been discovered to suggest that some people may be prone to acquire the condition even in their late 40's or early 50's if they have other family members that have suffered with the disease. The importance of recognizing early severe memory loss symptoms cannot be underestimated if there is someone you know that may be suffering with the disease.

The condition also has other symptoms which can also be easily recognized such as the person is often confused and cannot think clearly which will often cause mood swings as they do not understand what is going on. Early recognition has been proved to be successful in the slowing down of this incurable disease but it requires we learn what symptoms to look for before we contact a doctor.

Do not delay seeking medical treatment if you believe you know someone whether a loved one or not may have the condition as it can make all the difference.

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