Unlike any other disease, Alzheimer creeps out of nowhere and suddenly strikes like a snake darting out of unseen bushes and injecting its venom into the bloodstream of an unsuspecting victim. It is estimated that, within the next fifty years from now, no less than fourteen million people will be stricken with this disease. The manifestation, prior to its onset, can be detected in many ways: inability on the part of the victim to recognize a row of numbers that seem to appear like hieroglyphics; when the victim suddenly forgets the way to return home; when the victim becomes agitated while being disoriented, including other signs that appear particularly abnormal. In most cases, Alzheimer’s Disease victimizes those that are aging, though there are instances when it may also be prevalent among those of middle age.
There is, however, new hope for controlling and even preventing Alzheimer’s disease, such as cutting-edge drugs that can help slow down its progression. If caught early, such drugs can buy precious time, as soon as symptoms of the disease are recognized. The problem is that, in most cases, people fail to do so, merely because they refuse to see them for what they are. Family members are prone to dismiss the severity of the symptoms, thinking that there is no need to worry when their parents or grandparents are generally expected to demonstrate peculiarities when they begin to age.
An Alzheimer’s Disease Resource kit may be available for those who want to visit www.prevention.com/links. Family members are advised to recognize symptoms of the disease before it is too late.