Alzheimer's is a disease that affects more than 26 million people worldwide and there is no cure. Most people that are diagnosed with this tragic disease have been having symptoms for 10 years. Medical researchers believe that there needs to be guidelines for developing early detection of this disease.
Alzheimer's begins with forgetfulness, memory loss and gradually destroys the ability to think and reason until eventually an individual is left completely helpless. The beginning signs or pre-clinical stages of Alzheimer's can be 10 years previous to being diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Medical researchers hope to introduce early detection programs that can catch those preempt signs and begin treatment to try to prolong the on set of dementia or lessen the effects.
Alzheimer's is not only a devastating disease to endure or watch loved ones endure it is expensive. Over $604 billion is predicted to be spent on dealing with dementia worldwide in 2010 this number is expected to double in the next 40 years. As expensive as Alzheimer's is the research is equally expensive and not terribly successful. To discover a cure experiments must be done and that means money must be invested in research. If research advances researchers will become educated and may discover ways to detect the signs of Alzheimer's before it is too late.
By Worldwidehealth Editor
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