This is one of the best videos we’ve seen that explains what Alzheimer’s Disease is, and how it spreads throughout the brain.
As the video illustrates, Alzheimer’s begins when Plaques and Tangles form in the Hippocampus and kill brain cells. As the disease progresses, it spreads to other parts of the brain, first to the language center and finally to all other areas until breathing is compromised.
While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, it is important to understand the disease and how it may control a person’s thoughts and emotions, as well as physical well-being.
One in ten people over the age of 65 will get Alzheimer’s Disease. While many live for eight to ten years after being diagnosed, at some point they will need monitoring, a caregiver, and some form of mobility equipment to carry on with their daily lives.
Thanks to AboutALZ for this very interesting and informative “pocket film.” To find out more, visit: www.AboutALZ.org.