QUIZ – What Do You Know About Caring For A Person With Alzheimers Disease?
Alzheimer’s Disease occurs most often in older persons. As the percentage of older persons in society increases, more and more people are getting the disease. Some famous people who have been diagnosed with AD are Ronald Reagan (former President of the United States), Rita Hayworth (actress), and Sugar Ray Robinson (middleweight world champion boxer).
It has been estimated that over 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease. There are currently about half a million Canadians living with Alzheimer`s disease or a related dementia. Estimates for Canada are that one in 11 persons in the 65+ age category has the disease. As well, the incidence in persons 85 years and more is 25%.
Alzheimer’s disease is not a new disorder. In 1906, a physician, Dr. Alois Alzheimer, found changes in the brain of a 51-year-old woman who had died of a strange mental illness. The condition was found to be a new disease and was later named “Alzheimer’s disease” after its discoverer.
So what do you know about this debilitating and degenerative disease? Take the following 7 Question Quiz!