Alzheimerś is a disease that can last several years or a lifetime. The cause of the Alzheimerś disease is rapid or progressive brain cell death. As the cells die over time, the overall brain size grows smaller. That is just one of the many symptoms. Others are worsened ability to take in & keep new information and forgetting who people are. Also, you may repeat the things you say or do.
It's spread genetically, unlike the common cold, which is spread from person to person. If any of your relatives- such as grandparents or parents- had or have Alzheimer's, your more likely to contract it than people who don't have relatives with the Alzheimer's Disease. It's medically treated by the patient being given Cholinesterase Inhibitors. It includes a drug that boosts cell to cell communication.
Alzheimer's is VERY common. In fact, there are more than 3 million U.S. cases per year. If you think you are more than likely to get this disease because of a parent or grandparent, it can be prevented. You just need to consume plenty of nutrients like Omega-3 fats, but fish oil can subsitute that. But most folks don't need to worry, because vast majory of those who contract Alzheimer's are 60 years of age or older. This doesn't mean young people can't get it though.