September is World Alzheimer's Month where people come together from all around the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around dementia. This year’s campaign is highlighting the warning signs of dementia, encouraging people to seek out information, advice and support, as well as contacting the Alzheimer’s or dementia association in their country. We thought we’d take this opportunity to take a look at how NAD+ can help those suffering with brain diseases.
Alzheimer’s overviewAlzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and accounts for between 60-80% of all dementia cases. Alzheimer’s is not just simply a symptom of “getting older” and it’s important to highlight that it’s not part of the normal ageing process. Unfortunately it does get worse over time and because there is currently no cure for the disease most treatments focus on slowing the cognitive decline faced by those with the disease rather than improving one’s condition.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’sAlzheimers sufferers experience a range of symptoms including:
- Memory Loss
- Vocabulary loss
- Visual/spatial challenges
- Difficulty completing tasks
- Mood Swings