- AD begins to damage the brain 20 or more years before its first symptom appears.
- An initial, presumed diagnosis may be due to other, reversible causes.
- No effective treatment exists to prevent or delay AD symptoms.
- Cures do not exist for AD.
- It is not a part of normal aging.
- But age does increase risk, doubling it every five years after the age of 65.
- Females are at higher risk than males.
- Early-onset AD, before age 65, affects about 5% of AD patients and is genetic.
- After age 85, the risk of late-onset AD is almost one in every two people.
- If you have Alzheimer’s Disease, you will die with it.
Remember. Fight Back against Alzheimer’s. Now.
Taken from my book, Not Going Gently. Available on Amazon.com.