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The Biggest Myths about Alzheimer???s disease - blog.alztex.org

The Biggest Myths about Alzheimer???s disease

Alzheimer???s happens to be one of the biggest challenges being faced right now, yet it is not really understood. There are many Myths about Alzheimer???s that are being spread around. Here are some of the Myth???s about Alzheimer???s disease;

1. Only senior citizens can get Alzheimer???s. This is not true; out of the 5 million people with Alzheimer???s about 200,000 of those people are diagnosed early onset. Early onsets are people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer???s in their 40s or 50s.

2. Alzheimer???s is not fatal. This is not true; about 500,000 people die every year due to the decline in their body that Alzheimer???s creates.

3. Alzheimer???s affects men and women equally. Not true; women make up 2/3 of Alzheimer???s cases and also carry the burden of caring for others with it. 60% of caregivers are women.

There is no cure for Alzheimer???s disease but there are some things that can help with your brain health and slow the progression. Things like exercise, a healthy diet, socializing and stimulating your brain to learning new things can really help your brain out in the long run.

AlzTex Admin

The Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter (www.alz.org/texas) consists of families, caregivers, scientists, health professionals, and concerned citizens who are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and to easing the burden of Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones.