BENEFITING: ALZHEIMERS DRUG DISCOVERY FOUNDATION
Alzheimers is one of the most aggressive Diseases that millions of people worldwide are faced with, it has been around for decades, but we are seeing it multiply as much as 90% in the past 10 years, and it continues to grow. Science believes that in the next 10 years the rate will tripple and it will beging to effect people as young as 45, with a 6 year average expectancy from the time of diagnosis, this is alarming and their is no treatment to cure, or stop the disease, once it begins. My mother was a victum of this horribly dreadful disease. It takes away everything from the person, much of their life memories, in the beginning, than it actually takes the persons life. Their are 7 stages that a person has to endure, none of them positive, with all memories gone and un-able to feed yourself, get up out of bed, you are completely dependant on others for care. In the end, the person no longer will eat or drink, that is when Hospice comes in, to help your loved one with pain and extreme anxiety and aggitation, comfort measures only are put into place, this is very painful for their loved ones, I know, I have been through it.
We need to raise as much as possible, to at this point, stop the disease, once a person is diagnosed, so that they do not progress to the next leverl. The only medications available are those that mask some of the symptoms, but it does not stop the disease from progressing to it's final Stage.