Causes And Effects Of Alzheimer's Disease

Does Alzheimer 's affect the way your brain works and how your body functions? Alzheimer 's is a progressive, degenerative, and irreversible brain disorder. Alzheimer 's Disease results from a combination of genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors that affect the brain over time. Less than five percent the time, Alzheimer 's is caused by specific genetic changes that almost guarantees a person will develop the disease. Plaques on the brain may cause some of the cells to die, as well as a tangle. Alzheimer 's is the leading cause of premature senility. There are three different forms of Alzheimer 's: Early-Onset Alzheimer 's, Late-Onset Alzheimer 's, and Familial Alzheimer 's Disease [FAD]. Now, two percent to five percent of people over the age of sixty-five have this disease. Twenty percent of people eighty years old have the disease. Alzheimer 's is a disease that would most unlikely to cure. If you consider that everybody 's brains work differently and as well that doctors are not even one-hundred percent …show more content…
This is the most common form of the disease Alzheimer 's. This type of the disease accounts for ninety percent of the people who have Alzheimer 's. People who are over the age of sixty-five are more likely to get this type of the disease even though it is possible for any age to get it. Over have of the people over the age of eighty-five have this type. (ADHC: Overview & Facts, n.d.)
The third type of Alzheimer 's is Familial Alzheimer 's disease [FAD]. This type of Alzheimer 's is the only one that is inherited entirely. If your family has had two generations that have Alzheimer 's then you are in a [FAD] family. Familial Alzheimer 's disease is extremely rare. Most people who end up with this type of the disease are usually in their forties, and only one percent of the people who have Alzheimer 's have this type. (ADHC: Overview & Facts,

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