Alzheimer's Disease is a serious disease. It affects ones memory, thinking, and behavior. It is serious because it gets worse and worse over time, and can eventually lead to death. You might think that because this is such a serious disease, that scientists would have a pretty good hand at what causes it and how to stop it. However, scientists are not fully aware of what exactly causes the disease. They believe is could come from three things: ones lifestyle, genetics, and the environment.
There is no cure for Alzheimer's but there are ways to treat it and slow it down. There are medications one can take and certain exercises to do to. Some of the medications include Donepezil, rivastigmine, and galantamine.The goals of these treatments are to manage the symptoms, change the environment in which one lives, and slow the progression of the disease.
Now if you are getting worried about getting this disease, it will be fine because there are ways to minimize your chances of losing your memory, however they are not proven. Some of these include eating a low-fat diet, maintaining low blood pressure, staying mentally and socially active throughout your life, and eating cold water fish. These are just a few ways but you can find out more at http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/alzheimers-disease/overview.html#Prevention.
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