It is estimated that about a half million Americans younger than age 65 have some form of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is the Websites: .org/AboutAlzhei mers/definition.ht ml g/national/docum ents/Lib_Best_Alz heimers.pdf Funding for research from the government and private sector Considered a worldwide epidemic. Some people have to take over everyday things, like chores, and they may feel burdened. The result can be that they may withdraw, avoiding family activities, or in the case of married people,
Improve Daily Activities and Promote Rehabilitation for Severe Alzheimer's Patients in Long-term Care Health Facilities . with their family member and be less affected by the stress of caregiving. African Americans perceive less threat from AD than whites and tend to attribute memory loss to normal aging, stress, exposure to toxins, mental illness, or God’s will sixth-leading cause of death across all ages in the United States. For those 65 and older, it is the fifth- leading cause of death. they may end up getting divorced. The National Institutes of Health spends over $480 million on its research annually.
l Huntington Disease An integrated, multi- disciplinary approach focuses on the triad of: diet and supplements exercise spiritual and psychosocial support Medications are available to treat the symptoms of Huntington's Disease, and physician can help determine whether these might be appropriate or not. Huntington Disease is a male disease.(Myth) If you have the gene you will start showing symptoms at the same age as your parents.(Myth) Right now there is a cure for HD.(Myth) Right now we are able to treat the symptoms of HD (i.e. anxiety, depression,
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