Alzheimer's and other dementias are the top cause for disabilities in later life

 

 
Scientists have found a mechanism that kicks in when the body is cooled and prevents the loss of brain cells, and say their find could one day lead to treatments for brain-wasting diseases such as Alzheimer's.

http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-cooling-brain-protein-alzheimers...

FILE - One hemisphere of a healthy brain (L) is pictured next to one hemisphere of a brain of a person suffering from Alzheimer disease. 

One hemisphere of a healthy brain (L) is pictured next to one hemisphere of a brain of a person suffering from Alzheimer disease.

 

Rank Nations Citations Papers Cites per paper
1 USA 810,562 28,716 28.23
2 ENGLAND 157,928 5,833 27.07
3 GERMANY 124,522 5,037 24.72
4 JAPAN 101,705 4,979 20.43
5 CANADA 78,541 3,627 21.65
6 ITALY 73,994 4,184 17.68
7 FRANCE 70,069 3,207 21.85
8 SWEDEN 52,002 2,128 24.44
9 NETHERLANDS 45,126 1,967 22.94
10 AUSTRALIA 44,058 2,201 20.02
11 SWITZERLAND 38,701 1,493 25.92
12 SPAIN 38,027 2,545 14.94
13 PEOPLES R CHINA 33,136 2,791 11.87
14 ISRAEL 28,924 952 30.38
15 BELGIUM 27,049 977 27.69
16 FINLAND 20,417 790 25.84
17 IRELAND 18,688 408 45.80
18 SOUTH KOREA 16,332 1,562 10.46
19 AUSTRIA 15,087 808 18.67
20 SCOTLAND 14,904 631

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Alzheimer’s Worldwide

  • Worldwide, nearly 36 million people have Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. 
  • Only 1-in-4 people with Alzheimer’s disease have been diagnosed. (Alzheimer’s Disease International)
  • Alzheimer’s and dementia is most common in Western Europe (North America is close behind)
  • Alzheimer’s is least prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Alzheimer’s Disease International)
  • Alzheimer’s and other dementias are the top cause for disabilities in later life. (Alzheimer’s Disease International)

Racial Makeup of Alzheimer’s

65-74 Years of Age

  • 2.9% White
  • 9.1% African American
  • 7.5% Hispanic

75-84 Years of Age

  • 10.9% White
  • 19.9% African American
  • 27.9% Hispanic

85 Years of Age and above

  • 30.2% White
  • 58.6% African American
  • 62.9% Hispanic

Who Gets Alzheimer’s Disease?

  • 2-in-3  people with Alzheimer’s are women. (Alzheimer’s Association)
  • African American and Hispanic Americans are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than white Americans. (Alzheimer’s Association)
  • North Dakota has a higher rate of Alzheimer’s mortality than any other state (54 Alzheimer’s deaths a year per 100,000 residents)
  • Alzheimer’s mortality is lowest in Nevada (11 Alzheimer’s deaths a year per each 100,000 residents) (Alzheimer’s Association)
  • 30% of people with Alzheimer’s also have heart disease, and 29% also have diabetes. 

http://www.alzheimers.net/resources/alzheimers-statistics/

January 2015

Mike Menkes 

doctorenergyinc@yahoo.com

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Comment by AshleyJohn on January 7, 2016 at 7:04am

Alzheimer's is a serious condition and can severely affect one's quality of life. However, with proper care and support, one can slow down the progression of the disease.

Comment by Pantah on January 15, 2015 at 3:38pm

I don't think the person who's half a brain is pictured on the right is "suffering" from anything, being his half a brain is on a table and all.

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