About Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer’s Also known as AD is an incurable neurological illness that mostly hits the elderly over 65, and not limited to any gender, social class, or ethnic groups. It gradually kills many of the brain cells, causing a decline in many Intellectual functions, such as memory, Language, reason and problem solving, and eventually leading to death, which makes it the most common cause of dementia and the forth cause of death following heart disease, cancer, and stroke.
Alzheimer’s disease was named after a German physician, Alois Alzheimer, who established the first description of the disease in 1907. Although the disease has earlier records took place in ancient Egypt in the ninth century B. C., it has just recently recognized and received heightened concerns and intensive scientific research to determine the unknown cause of Alzheimer’s. Therefore, Treatment is limited to mitigation and deterrence of the disease.
Therapeutic principles for people with dementia
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