Alzheimer’s and the Importance of Early Detection
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the top ten diseases Americans die from each year, but it is the only one on the list that is expanding as the other causes of death are declining. Alzheimer’s Disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia.
“Alzheimer’s is becoming a more common cause of death as the populations of the United States and other countries age,” notes the Alzheimer’s Association “While other major causes of death continue to experience significant declines, those from Alzheimer’s continue to rise.”
One reason for this difference is that the other leading fatal illnesses are preventable, such as stroke and heart disease, but Alzheimer’s cannot be prevented with lifestyle changes, According to the Alzheimer’s Association.