Sep 2, 2018
The Healthy, Wealthy & Active Aging Podcats #7
Alzheimer’s and Your Healthy Brain
One of the scariest propositions of old age is memory decline. No one wants to lose the ability to recognize their spouse or children or get lost walking around the block. Many Alzheimer’s patients spend their final years in a rest home totally incapable of caring for themselves, a very sad, but possibly preventable state of affairs.
According to The National Institute on Aging Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer's disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but recent estimates indicate that the disorder may rank third, just behind heart disease and cancer, as a cause of death for older people.
Here are some things you will learn in today’s podcast