An expert has claimed that, the number of people suffering with the Alzheimer’s might be twice as high as scientists believe. A researcher of Alzheimer’s, Dr. Clifford Jack said that, many sufferers have initial, symptomless signs of the illness. Patients with Alzheimer’s have only been diagnosed by doctors presently when physical indications of the dementia are shown by them. in a research of 2,500 people, it was found by Dr. Jack along with his colleagues that twice as many had biological indications of the brain sickness as compare to showing symptoms.
Altering the way Alzheimer’s is diagnosed might help doctors recognize it earlier and improve treatments, Dr. Jack added. Dementia is most probably caused by the Alzheimer’s disease and is considered to effect nearly 5.8 million people of America and 527,000 people in the United Kingdom. Due to the build-up of specific proteins, it is caused, termed as tau and amyloid in the human brain. Irreversible nerve damage is caused by the build-up and patients are left with movement, communication and memory problems, and eventually it is lethal. Instead of waiting until people have noticeable dementia, they should identify with early signs of the build-up this might benefit to millions of people with the sickness and recover their outlook.
Dr. Jack said that, so many people suffer the disease but no symptoms are shown by them at all, just as similar to people having hypertension than have had a stroke. He added that, there are treatments available for the Alzheimer’s and with the help of them, it can slow down but the build-up of tau and amyloid cannot be stopped. But people are always diagnosed when it is too late. Many people might not realize something is wrong until their relative or they realize they are forgetting small things.