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These pages are in tribute to my husband and the affects Alzheimers has had on our family. My hope is that our struggle can help others understand their own
Alzheimers was identified as a disease by German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer in 1906; the condition was named after him
The is no known cure for the disease and it is degenerative. Progression varies by stages that are unique to individuals. The disease and its progression can last just a few years or over decades. Alzheimer's eventually leads to death
The causes of Alzheimers have yet to be positively identified. There may be a family genetic disposition to the disease. Some families are suspected to have a tendency for Alzheimers and even for onset early in life (as early as the 30's.) Onset is typical, however, later in life.
The elderly sometimes suffer from progressive dementia, and dementia is an effect of Alzheimers. However, dementia can occur in a person without them having Alzheimers and its other degenerative bodily affects.
Alzheimers has no direct diagnosis; symptoms are the evidence. The disease can only be positively confirmed by examining the brain after death
These pages are in tribute to my husband and the affects Alzheimers has had on our family