Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that disrupts memory and thinking ability. It causes irreversible brain damage, that eventually leads to failure of carrying out even simple tasks. Statistics suggest that nearly 5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.
The causes of this disease are not yet exactly known to scientists, but it is mainly attributed to the development of complexities in brain over several years of time. Other factors include environmental effects, genetics and lifestyle of people. The earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease include memory loss.
This infographic reveals some important facts about Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s leads to death due to complete failure of brain. It cannot be cured or prevented.
Nearly half the individuals aged 85 and more suffer from this disease. Most people live up to 6 years after the diagnosis. 62 new Alzheimer’s cases are diagnosed every hour in America. By 2050, 16 million people in U.S. are likely to have this condition.