Amazing facts and myths about Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease
Amazing facts and myths about Alzheimer’s

Amazing facts and myths about Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of Dementia. It is a degenerative brain disorder that affects a large number of people. It causes memory and behavioral problems. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s develop over time. When this disease advances, it starts to hinder your daily choice. Well, there are lots of facts and myths that surround the disease. We are here to help you understand this disease better.

Myth 1: Only older people are affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Reality: Alzheimer’s disease can start affecting people from their 30’s. It is called as younger-onset.

Myth 2: Alzheimer’s is a natural part of aging

Fact:  It is okay to forget your car keys sometimes or your wallet or the name of the person you recently met. Well, Alzheimer’s is rooted much deeper than occasional memory loss. Younger-onset Alzheimer’s causes malfunction and degeneration of brain cells.

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Famous examples of this disease are 1. you would forget the name of a family member. 2. You will forget the road that would lead you home, that you have lived for a long time.

Myth 3: Artificial sweeteners causes’ memory loss

Fact:  The artificial sweeteners are used in food and beverages. Though they are approved, but the health effects are questioned.

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Myth 4: Alzheimer’s disease is treatable

Fact: We are sorry to inform you that there is no permanent cure, no treatment to delay or to stop the Alzheimer’s disease. But, the disease can be temporarily aided with medication. At present, the treatment is a long-term goal.

-PTC NEWS