Alzheimer’s is an uncommon form of dementia, and the understanding is, Alzheimer’s disease can affect males, females, young, old and it doesn’t discriminate by ethnic groups, race or religion. But having said that, for the most part, according to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, it begins after age 60-65 years.
“The Older Generation Seems To Be More Vulnerable”
Alzheimer’s disease is due to a complex combination of our genes, our environment, and they say our choices of lifestyle. The single greatest risk factor for developing sporadic Alzheimer’s disease is aging.
Who can get Alzheimer’s or Dementia Disease? “Does it run in the family?”
According to the Alzheimer’s Society across the country, their research shows those people that have a parent, brother, or sister with Alzheimer’s are more likely to develop the disease.
The risk increases if more than one family member has the illness. When diseases tend to run in families, either heredity (genetics), environmental factors, or both, may play a major role.
Who can get Alzheimer’s or Dementia Disease?
At the time a person is diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s, it normally comes as a shock, not only for that person but to the family members. Certainly, when this illness strikes someone, especially when it’s closer to home, it sets your thinking in motion, some guilt might even set in. Even the person that has this disease or the people around them might possibly say, why did I not see this coming?
Understanding Alzheimer’s, and why did I not see it coming?
Some of our family and friends have passed away from this awful, degrading disease called Alzheimer’s.
Now you’re wondering how can you spot the early symptoms in a person, OR CAN YOU? You know it runs in the family, and you know if you would have noticed it sooner, especially with a close family member. Maybe you would or could have been more lenient or tolerant, maybe a little more understanding. The family attitude would have been totally different, “If they only knew.”
Yes, there is lots of information out there, only if you’re looking for it.
The people that come down with this humiliating disease can’t help it any more than you can help with that cold that’s coming your way; you know the one you caught three days ago. It just seems to happen with no warning; well it does give you a warning, again, if you’re looking for it.
I asked the doctor? is it heredity? YES.
I asked myself, could I have noticed? Can you see the difference in people? You know, the different mood swings, temperament flare-ups, that spaced outlook, like, they’re thinking hard of something, but nothing. Or that person could remember their younger years, but not yesterday.
But we all have those moments, right.
I would think the disease sneaks up on you like, well like it does with them…..You see that person all the time. You don’t notice the gradual change. You think everybody has a bad hair day or has an “I just don’t care” attitude day. We are allowed to have those days, so . . . everybody has those moments.
If you put anybody to the test and asked them, what happened yesterday, well, most people have to think or will probably answer it wrong. Does that mean these people that can’t remember yesterday would be a good candidate for one of the worst humiliating diseases going, and, are they good candidates for this mind-bender called Alzheimer?
You can do a lot of research on the subject, but the only conclusion you’d come up with, well at least for yourself, “and the scientific evidence also backs this up,”
∞ Have a good mental attitude.
∞ Do more social activities.
∞ Good Diet.
Stay healthy, be healthy; this may help to reduce the risk of the disease.
Do you think you can spot the symptoms? NO, or you would
If you suspect you or a family member have these symptoms, see your doctor. The understanding is there is not a cure, but there is the proper medicine to slow the progression down. Get to know your body. It will tell you if the food or drink or any of your bad habits don’t agree with your system. Always be aware, it will tell you! … You just have to listen.
Best advice…..Eat well, “Stay Active” and be more understanding, be more gentle, and tolerant to friends and family that has Alzheimer’s or Dementia disease. They no more have seen it coming than the cold you’re getting.
Alzheimer’s disease is due to a complex combination of our genes, our environment, and they say our choices of lifestyle. Know your body, it will tell you a lot about you.
How do I know if I have Alzheimer’s disease? Research shows, if it runs in the family, you are more likely to develop the disease. “BUT NOT ALWAYS” Stay fit and keep active. And, if you feel there’s something different about your body, see your doctor.
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