The research is still unclear as to how neurotransmitter depletion and mental impairment relates to Alzheimer's disease symptoms.
Global research continues to try to solve these mysteries.
Research focused on advancing age could help explain the role that genetics play in many Alzheimer's disease cases.
As an example, the latest research I have seen suggests that certain aspects of other as of yet unidentified genes could indicate an increase risk in late-onset Alzheimer's disease cases.
I have found this very exciting.
Research has also indicated that caregivers can benefit from support groups and training and that participation in these groups can allow the caregivers to care for their loved ones at home much longer.
I feel this can be very helpful and rewarding.
I have found that for greatest effectiveness, medical treatments should be started early as possible in the Alzheimer's disease process.
Researchers are still at the stage of developing and testing drugs that can slow down the progression of the disease, at least in some cases.
Starting treatment early can be a big advavntage.
Alzheimer's researchers still do not know how to prevent the disease from occurring, how to stop the progression, or how to reverse its effects.
Research indicates that nearly 1 percent of the population aged 65-75 has severe dementia, which increases to 7 percent of those aged 75-85 and over 25 percent of the population 85 or older.
As our population ages, the number of Alzheimer's patients will increase, the costs of care will likely rise in proportion.
Research has shown that Alzheimer's disease causes more worry than any other health issue for Americans over 55 years of age.
If your family's health history includes Alzheimer's disease and you find yourself forgetting things, it doesn't necessarily mean you have Alzheimer's disease.