How would you feel if you had an incurable disease that you know you can die from? I would be sad. As are all the other patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s Disease is a horrible disease. You wouldn’t even know you had it if you had mild symptoms. You wouldn’t even know close family members if it gets worse. How would you like it if your grandmother didn’t know who you were when you walked into her house? That is a scary thought. And yet it can happen to anyone. Things are being done, but not enough to save anyone from this wretched disease. Alzheimer’s Disease is a brain disorder that creates memory loss. It is the most common form of Dementia. Dementia is a general term for memory loss. That is why I think money should go to help research Alzheimer’s Disease. Four reasons why Alzheimer’s Disease should get money is because it and it’s related diseases are the seventh leading cause of death in the US.
About 5 million people have it and the number is going nowhere but up. Also there is no cure. And finally it has horrible symptoms. Alzheimer’s Disease has no cure. That alone should have people convinced that Alzheimer’s should get money for research.
Once you begin to have symptoms there is no way to stop them. There are only drugs that are made to slow the progression of the disease. There are also steps that you can take to slow down the progression. But still there is no cure. Research is being done on trying to replace mutated chromosomes to change this disease. Also there are many different theories of how people get Alzheimer’s Disease. So to figure a cure first you must find the exact cause of it. Five million people have it. That is only in the United States. And every 71 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. That’s almost one every minute. Sixty every hour. And about 1440 every day. Those are statistic. You might say “Wow, 5 million”, well in 30 years scientist believe it is going to be doubled if nothing is done. Quite a shock right. One out of ten people over 65 will get Alzheimer’s Disease. One out of two people over 85 will get it. These are real numbers with real effects.
Alzheimer’s Disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. With a whopping 65,965 deaths per year. Right under diabetes and right above the flu. This disease is racing to the top of charts where the only prize is death and devastation. This shows that Alzheimer’s is not to be taken easily as is any other disease. But the one thing that sets this disease from any other disease are the symptoms.There are hundreds of symptoms that are associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. People with Alzheimer’s Disease experience difficulty with communication, learning, thinking, and reasoning. Not to mention huge lapses in memory. People with it can have great big mood swings. It gets hard to care for yourself. You can start to have hallucinations. You may just wander off and get lost in you own neighborhood forgetting how to get back to your home. These are all symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. They get worse as the disease progresses until finally you can’t do anything and your body forgets how to function and everything fails and caves in.
This disease is very serious and is truly horrific in it’s own way. With no cure and 5 million people in the United States alone having it, it is completely horrific. With horrible symptoms and being the seventh leading cause of death, what can be worse. You think about that when you waiting in a classroom watching the clock maybe you will remember that every minute that goes by someone finds out about the horrible news. Maybe then you will pay attention and be glad that you have the ability to remember and take care of yourself. Because there are people out there that can’t. So, please help us, so we can help them.