Many of us have seen, heard, or know someone with Alzheimer's disease. It is a disease that greatly affects both the person and friends and family. Alzheimer's is a disease that as time goes by gets worse. It affects many areas of the brain including memory and . As the disease spreads out symptoms get worse to the point were the person had to rely on other people for everyday activities. The following is a picture of how it spreads overtime.
Currently it is not curable however there are treatments that can slow down its progression making life easier. This disease mainly affects people in their 60s however, there are a few that get it in their 40s or 50s. The reason this disease affects many is because of memory loss. People with Alzheimer's may completely forget someone they've known their entire life such as siblings, parents, and friends. One can be more prone to getting it if they have a family member that has it as. Although genetics can be one reason for contracting this disease, physical environment is also important. Having a healthy diet and having both social and physical activity can help. I hope that one day we can find a way to prevent completely because once it starts it doesn't stop. Memories once held dear can disappear and be forever lost.
A more detailed description of this disease can be found in this link: