Alzheimer's Disease: So Many Questions
by Angie Miller
Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, with an estimated five million men and women affected. Analysts project that by the year 2030, the number will reach 7.7 million, and by the year 2050 more than 11 million people may be affected.
According to Lome Label, MD, MBA, Director of Center for Longevity of the Brain in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at UCLA, "If you do not currently know someone with memory loss-a family member, friend, neighbor or co-worker-then you most certainly will know someone in the near future:' Label states, "Dementia is a subject that most people try to avoid. Just the thought of memory loss-in a loved one, friend, co-worker or, worse yet, ourselves-makes us terribly uncomfortable. Unless we are confronted directly with dementia, we prefer to think of it as 'someone else's problem." But as Label points out, dementia is one of the world's fastest growing diseases and soon it will become "everyone's problem.'
These statistics, due in large part to a population that is expected to live longer, has leading researchers, scientists and experts in the field of neurology searching for answers. The question on everyone's mind is, "What can we do to prevent this disease?"
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Angie Miller is the star and creator of the Bedroom Body™ Workout and other top selling exercise DVD’s. Passionate about fitness and education, Angie teaches at Northern Illinois University and is a Certification Specialist for the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She is a freelance writer, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and proud mom. Learn more about Angie at: http://www.angiemillerfitness.com