Are you are worried that your elderly loved ones could have difficulty in remembering things? Do you want to check if they are at risk of Alzheimer’s?
Use Medindia’s Alzheimer’s Risk Assessment Calculator to find out their risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Consult a doctor if they are at high risk of the disease.
Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that affects people above the age of sixty five. It is an irreversible, progressive disease that gradually diminishes memory and cognitive skills and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. In his poem "The Seven Ages of Man", Shakespeare, aptly describes this stage of life, which is the last stage of an individual, "Is second childishness and mere oblivion, sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything." The elderly are special and need care, comfort and love with the best possible quality of life.
The material for this calculator was taken from validated study material that was published in the PubMed Central (PMC).
|❖||Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.|
|❖||A woman's estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer's at age 65 is 1 in 6, compared with nearly 1 in 11 for a man.|
|❖||Worldwide, nearly 44 million people are believed to be living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. By 2030, if breakthroughs are not discovered, we will see an increase to nearly 76 million. By 2050, rates could exceed 135 million.|
|❖||The time from the onset of symptoms until death ranges from 3 to 20 years with the average duration lasting about 8 years.|
|❖||In addition to looking for a cure, researchers are focusing more and more on supporting the caregivers who spend more than 13 hours a day caring for loved ones.|
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