An estimated 5.3 million Americans of all ages will have Alzheimer’s disease in 2015. The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will grow each year as the size and proportion of the U.S. population, age 65 and older, continues to increase. By 2025, the number of people, age 65 and older, with Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to reach 7.1 million.
About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, with more than half a million Americans affected at any given time. However, getting an accurate count of the number of cases may be impossible, because many people with early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease assume their symptoms are the result of normal aging and do not seek help from a healthcare provider.
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease make up number one and two on the list of neurodegenerative disorders. Currently, there is no universally accepted cause or cure for either disease. However, there are things that can be done to slow, or even stop, the progression of the disease and greatly improve a person’s quality of life for many years. The earlier that these disease processes are realized, the better. Early detection and intervention for the care of these conditions is extremely important.
At NeuroLIFE Institute, we perform a complex examination of every person that visits us for care. Our team of experts assesses every aspect of your health to form a complete picture of what makes up your individual case. We use innovative equipment to uncover even the smallest details about your health, which will help us to provide the best care for you and your family.
We use GyroStimTM technology to properly move your body through space and improve the function of your brain and nerve system. The latest in functional neurological assessment and care will be an integral part in maintaining and improving your quality of life.
Lifestyle choices often affect us more than we recognize. In fact, Alzheimer’s disease is currently being referred to by some as “Diabetes Type 3” because of the huge metabolic aspect of the disease; when the brain can’t get enough sugar, it ceases to function properly.
Having proper dietary considerations is crucial throughout your lifetime. Those with neurodegenerative conditions actually develop them about 20 years before they begin to show symptoms. Early detection and intervention in your 40s and 50s can greatly improve your health throughout the rest of your life.