ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Can Autoimmune Conditions be Reversed? Researchers Make a Surprising Discovery

How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough

Nutrients Boost Stem Cell Function

Humans have three times more brown body fat

B12 Proven Essential for Every Cell

Soy isoflavones may benefit breast cancer patients

How B Vitamins Improve Brain Health, Cognition, Psychiatric Problems and Mood Disorders

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

Ylang Ylang Oil Not Only Soothes Your Skin, but Your Mind as Well

Exercises to Help Prevent Urinary Incontinence

 
Print Page
Email Article

Alzheimer's Association Warns Disease May Reach Epidemic Proportions

  [ 25 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • November 7, 2001




The Alzheimer's Association kicks off the beginning of National Alzheimer's Disease Month with a stern warning. Alzheimer's is an equal opportunity disease; men and women from every race and walk of life are at risk for developing it. If a cure or prevention is not found soon, more than 14 million of today's baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's disease by the middle of this century.

"We are in a race against time as the baby boomer generation ages and enters the greatest period of risk for developing Alzheimer's disease," said Alan Stone, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association.

First described by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1906, Alzheimer's disease (pronounced ALTS-hi-merz) is a fatal, progressive, degenerative disease. It attacks the brain, resulting in impaired memory, thinking and behavior, and it is the most common form of dementia. The disease usually begins gradually, causing a person to forget recent events and experience difficulty performing familiar tasks.

The rate at which it progresses varies, but the symptoms eventually include confusion, personality and behavior changes, and impaired judgment. Communication becomes difficult as the affected person struggles to find words, finish thoughts or follow directions. At some point, people with the disease will require 24-hour care, including assistance with daily activities such as eating, grooming and toileting. Eventually they will become totally incapable of caring for themselves.

People with Alzheimer's live an average of eight years but can live for 20 years or more from the onset of symptoms. Today, four million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, which is equal to approximately the combined population of Wyoming, Idaho and Utah. Currently, one out of every 10 people over the age of 65 and nearly half of those over 85 has the disease.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ FibroSleep™ Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

Block food Cravings At Their Molecular Root Block food Cravings At Their Molecular Root
Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45% Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45%
Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints
How Glutathione Can Save Your Life How Glutathione Can Save Your Life
Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map