Understanding Alzheimer’s disease is the key to its prevention. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia and makes up for almost 60-80% of all cases. It is a degenerative disease of the brain, destroying memory and other vital mental functions. In India alone, over 50 lakh people are currently suffering from dementia, of which nearly 80% have Alzheimer’s. Here's what you need to know:
Doctors estimate that the number of patients affected by Alzheimer’s in India is likely to double by the year 2030. This condition often referred to as a family disease, can be quite stressful for the entire family. Proper awareness, guidance and support are crucial to helping those affected.