Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder named for German physician Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. Scientists have learned a great deal about Alzheimer’s disease in the century since Dr. Alzheimer first drew attention to it.
Today we know that Alzheimer’s:
Is a progressive and fatal brain disease. As many as 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today it is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
Is the most common form of dementia, a general term for the loss of memory and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Vascular dementia, another common type of dementia, is caused by reduced blood flow to parts of the brain. In mixed dementia, Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia occur together. For more information about other causes of dementia.
Has no current cure. But treatments for symptoms, combined with the right services and support, can make life better for the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s. We’ve learned most of what we know about Alzheimer’s in the last 15 years. There is an accelerating worldwide effort under way to find better ways to treat the disease, delay its onset, or prevent it from developing. Learn more about recent progress in Alzheimer science and research funded by the Alzheimer’s Association in the Research section.
arwah tok saya dulu kena penyakit nihh. dan saya time tu belum tau lagi kehadiran penyakit nihh. saya ingatkan dia nyanyuk. tanda2 kena ngan penyakit ni..arwah tok saya dulu
1. hilang pendengaran sikit demi sikit
3. tidak dapat membezakan siang @ malam
saya kat opis. tapi saya mengantuk la...adoi rasa cam nak balik tidoooo. mau tak nya semalam tak leh tido ngan jerap sbb danish demam, batuk dan cam nak asma sikit. besala kalo budak kecik demam dan batuk. meragam sikit kan? dah tu dia nya pesen kejap2 dia bgn nak main la apa la. pas tu yg syahdu tu dia bgn pi cari tumble air dia. kesian plak sy tengok. dahaga sangat la tu.
jadik saya tak tau la sampai bila saya leh tahan kat opis nih. rasa cam nak masuk bawah meja dah qada tidoqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq