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Monday, November 21, 2016

Caring for a parent with Alzheimer's diseaseAlzheimer’s disease is one of the major medical problems of our world today. Statistics say that one in nine people aged over 65 years suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Since our life expectancy is increasing dramatically with the advancement of the health sector, it is estimated that by 2050 someone in the US will develop the disease every 33 seconds and the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease will rise from 5.2 million to an estimated 13.8 million. However, scientists are continuously working on improving the treatment outcomes and looking at possible cure and preventive measures of the disease. At present, however, there is no cure for the disease and the main goal of the treatment right now is focused on managing the memory loss symptoms and behavioral changes. You should also read about the causes of beta amyloid plaque formation in Alzheimer's disease.