Alzheimer’s happens to everyone who ages.
Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of ageing. It is a degenerative neurological disease that causes damage to the brain cells. When this happens, the sufferer may slowly and steadily start losing his thinking and grasping capacity, memory, and the ability to do everyday things.
While age-related memory loss may cause a person to forget an address occasionally, Alzheimer’s may make him completely forget where he is. While ageing may reduce physical prowess to some extent, Alzheimer’s may snatch away the capability to do any task, even everyday ones.
Alzheimer’s can be cured.
Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. Treatments available can help reduce cognitive (thinking) and behavioral symptoms. These medicines may slow down the worsening of Alzheimer’s symptoms to some extent for a short time.
Only older people get Alzheimer’s.
Nowadays, the incidence of AD striking people in their thirties and forties is also becoming common. This type of Alzheimer’s is called younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is not so serious.
Alzheimer’s disease destroys brain cells, disrupts thinking, snatches away the ability to do things, and slowly steals memories and the very identity of the sufferer. It makes the sufferer dependent and helpless; hence it is an extremely serious condition.