Alzheimer’s Disease is a terrible disease affecting more people every year. It is a debilitating disease which usually starts with mild symptoms, such as forgetfulness, then memory loss, and progressively starts to affect your your daily activities. Some people lose their ability do complete even the most basic functions.
It is a disease of the brain, where brain cells die off due to lack of oxygen and nutrition getting to these cells. As more brain cells die off – more functionality is lost. There are no known cures.
Fortunately there is a lot of research being carried out around the world. Some medication is now available that will delay the onset of symptoms. Many universities around the world are involved in this research.
Because there is a lot of Alzheimer’s in my family, I did participate in a study at the Free University of Amsterdam. They are studying the genetic structure in the DNA and have identified a mutation in some of the genes that will almost certainly lead to Alzheimer’s later in life.
There are so many pieces in this complex puzzle – with so many different sources – that I have started the development of this website – that will bring together all relevant information in one place- saving people interested in this topic hours of research. The primary focus will be on prevention – so that you can delay or even prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s.
We will continue to update the site on a regular basis and add preventative measures as well as recommendations. This blog is a major part of the regular updates. Please make a short cut to our site and visit us regularly.