What is Alzheimer’s Disease?


Aiden Przeslawski, Reporter

Ever wonder why some people forget things way too easily? Or why people are so concerned about memory loss in older age groups? The answer you might be looking for is Alzheimer. Alzheimer Disease is a rare occurrence which results in protein building up around the brain cells.

The protein buildup slowly decays the cells and causes memory loss and symptoms which worsen over time. While it isn’t present in young age groups, millions of people in the U.S over the age of 65 have Alzheimer, compared to the 200,000 under age 65. It’s the most common type of dementia, and can quickly become an issue if not treated correctly.

Alzheimer Disease can cause memory loss, which worsens quickly if left undiagnosed and untreated. If the protein around the brain cells builds up more and makes more of the cells decay, it can result in the worst case; lack of physical control.

As the cells decay, more and more support must be provided for the victim. This disease can be very problematic, and it can cause permanent damage to a person’s brain. While there is no cure for Alzheimer, the disease’s progression can be slowed and symptoms can be treated with medical options. 

Alzheimer is a big issue in the modern world, with no cure and millions of elders getting the disease. Spreading awareness about it can help people diagnose it quicker and receive treatment. A person’s brain is priceless, they only have one. A disease like this can ruin their brain’s functions and destroy their life.

Helping other people with Alzheimer is a must, and the impact it creates on the world can be less devastating. Being mindful about Alzheimer’s is the least you can do to help out people who have it. Awareness and recognition can save a person’s life. 

Even if it’s not very present in teenagers and young adults, it can still happen. Keep an eye out for symptoms like these in people you know, and even doing your own research helps a ton! A disease that can ruin a person’s most valuable possession is breathtaking, and knowing what it is can be super beneficial. If there is anything else you want to see explained, feel free to ask!