Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia.  It is an irreversible progressive brain disease that slowly destroys brain cells, destroying memory and thinking skills and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest of tasks.  The incidence of Alzheimer’s is rising, however, beyond treating merely the symptoms, treatment of the underlying causes are beginning to be addressed by researchers.  Find out the latest information on, causes, prevalence, current treatments and new treatment strategies that are on the horizon.

What causes Alzheimer’s disease?

Although how the disease starts it is still unknown, we do know that damage to the brain begins as early as 10 to 20 years before problems are evident. This occurs in the…



Source by Audrey J Robinson Ph.D