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-- alzheimer's and dementia even folks our age worry.
About getting it.
And now there's a new study that says one in three seniors actually dies with alzheimer's or another form of dementia -- doctor Siegel what the heck do we do.
What Jamie the first key here is the word wind dies with I want people out there to know we may see 85000 die every year because of -- -- but now we're finding that.
Die because of complications of alzheimer's now what are these complications.
It's because as you have a problem with thinking or emotional processing or your behavior you get confused.
You lose your memory you you.
Have a problem with things simple things like taking your medications or going to the doctor or you can't digest your food properly that increases your risk of pneumonia.
So -- -- an -- see a lot of people getting very sick with alzheimer's with other forms of dementia.
Because of the other medical problems they're having now I can't -- imagine at that age I said you're not sure where guys are very important point falls are really high on the list so we see hip fractures from that so what do we do about this.
What that's the research we've been talking about a very exciting to get to the cause of it.
To get it earlier we have imaging techniques we we can diagnose it early families are getting more used to this we're getting teams involved.
That's the wave of the future is actually get treatments going before people develop -- should I worry if I can't find my keys.
Well if you're fortunate enough to live up to 85.
Medicine housing is improved were doing much better for patients.
But I really am convinced that will miss the boat on house timers we spend it who's invested so much money on heart disease.
And cancer now we see for the first and the rates of death from those disease are down whereas alzheimer's rate is up and that's because.
We don't know how to recognize it well we don't have a good treatment for this disease.
So what do you do you know and an outside -- -- leading cause of death so you have cancer you have heart disease and it goes on to accident.
It actually falls between stroke and diabetes but -- what it.
You know puts enough investment in this so I think it's a very slow death and decide and want takes over your memory of lost family that I have -- and.
I -- embarrassing I think this is a family disease it's not just a disease of some of your elderly people it's everywhere in the fairway and -- -- we estimate twenty billion dollars in cost.
Up to one point two trillion by 2015 and eleven million people are going to be so -- but the good news is that this is an anti -- epidemic hereditary.
Well is that -- this a predisposition to it but it is not.
Her genetics doesn't play as usual only about 5% but there are a lot of things that you can do for example studies and now -- shows.
That if you don't if healthy diet high fat diet increases the risk of -- -- if your couch potato you're not moving if you don't have enough education.
Most educated people have lower the risk of -- -- are things you can do.
To engage your mind -- -- lower the risk of alzheimer's probably -- -- exercise right problem solving court cross what father's eating properly.
The Mediterranean diet we talked about before is also very good for -- we're gonna do everything because it's a horrible illnesses he said not only for the patient -- the family aren't exactly thank -- doctors say.
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