Alzheimer's disease is a horrible disease! Alzheimers, is a disease that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Who gets alzheimer's? People of any age can get alzheimer's. Typically people over the age of 60 are diagnosed with the disease. The youngest person to ever be diagnosed was 27 years old.
Alzheimer's worsens over the years. At first, the disease starts out as mild memory loss. At its worst stages, the person diagnosed with the disease will no longer be able to carry on a conversation with anyone. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. After a person is diagnosed they can live anywhere from eight to twenty more years, that factor all depends on other health problems.
Is there a cure? No, not at the time. Many scientist across the world are working to find a cure for this horrendous disease. Doctors can prescribe medicines to help with the worsening of dementia but they cannot cure the disease yet. In the future I think there will be a cure for both alzheimer's and cancer.
Our knowledge of Alzheimer's is becoming greater by the second. With all of the technology and machines that we have today, I believe that we are very close to uncovering the cure for this awful disease. Right next to cancer, alzheimer's is being studied all the time.