Causes, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment of the most common Dementia disease
Around 55 million people worldwide are currently living with dementia. According to scientific forecasts, this figure will probably rise to 153 million by 2050. This makes dementia – like other neurodegenerative diseases – one of the greatest medical challenges of our time.
The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s dementia, named after the German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer, who first described the “peculiar disease of the cerebral cortex” in 1906. Alzheimer’s dementia is the most common form of dementia disease, accounting for approximately 65% of cases.
Alzheimer’s dementia should not be confused with the approximately 50 other forms of dementia described to date, such as vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia or dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease, and many others.
Alzheimer Science gives you an overview of what Alzheimer’s is and which symptoms manifest themselves in the disease, which differences define Alzheimer’s dementia from other forms of dementia, which stages of the disease Alzheimer’s patients go through as well as which preventive measures for prevention and which treatment strategies are currently (still) recommended by today’s science.