Continuing with more Facts and Stats,
- 500,000 people are dying each year due to complications related to Alzheimer’s disease
That is way too many people and we are seeking to see what we can do to lower that number.
- A discouraging statement
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death among the top ten in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed.” When I read that, I thought “Wow! That is a huge statement.” If that is true and not overstating the case, does that prevent some researchers from going the second mile to find a cure? With The DADS Project and other steps of implementation, we are seeking God for a cure and applying some biblical principles to change that trend and that statement.
- Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging
Up to 5% of people with the disease are in their 40s and 50s. However, the greatest known risk factor is aging. We are asking more questions and seeking to see what is going on. Is the brain shutting down due to aging or is it shutting down because as we age we do not feed the brain what it needs?
- Live expectancy
Those with Alzheimer’s live, on the average, 8 years after beginning to show signs of the disease. People with Alzheimer’s survive 4 to 20 years depending on other heath matters.