ഇന്ന് ലോക അള്ഷിമേര്സ് ദിനം(കേരളകൌമുദി)
Today World Alzheimer's Day
Did You Know
-- Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the
-- 10 million American baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's.
-- There are approximately 5.2 million Americans living with
Alzheimer's today and that number is expected to increase to as
many as 16 million by 2050.
-- One out of eight people age 65 and older have Alzheimer's and
nearly one out of every two over age 85 has it.
-- Every 71 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer's disease;
by mid-century someone will develop Alzheimer's every 33 seconds.
-- Odds are you know or are caring for someone with Alzheimer's.
There are almost 10 million caregivers in the US.
-- Initial symptoms include memory loss but as the disease progresses and
kills more of the brain, the brain is unable to tell the body how to
move, swallow or breathe.
-- The plaques and tangles associated with the disease act as weeds that
literally choke the healthy brain tissue causing it to die;
Alzheimer's brains actually shrink due to cell loss.