It is often thought that Alzheimer's disease is indiscriminate of age, race and gender. Recent research, however, is showing that more women are diagnosed with the disease than men. According to the Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. Although there is no cure, the latest research focused on identifying, understanding and, ultimately proposing new ways of treatment and management, provide encouraging results. As of November, 2018:
Researchers at the Boston School of Medicine are formulating a new model of the anatomy of the disease.
By dissecting every aspect of Alzheimer's disease, researchers can inch towards creating new ways to treat and manage this devastating illness. It all starts with learning about the basics.
From my Friends at the Howell Foundation, and in support of Alzheimer's awareness month, a summary of the most relevant statistics below.