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The top 10 symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, as defined by The American Academy of Neurology.
1. Memory loss that affects job skills
2. Difficulty performing famipar tasks
3. Problems with language
4. Disorientation to time and place
5. Poor or decreased judgment
6. Problems with abstract thinking
7. Misplacing things
8. Changes in mood or behavior
9. Changes in personapty
10. Loss of initiative
Age is the greatest risk factor in development of dementia, affecting over 30% of patients over the age of 80. Other risk factors are the APOE4 gene, family members who have had the disease, hypertension, brain trauma, high cholesterol and metal imbalance.
Alzheimer’s disease hits 5% of those who are over 65-year-old and 30% of people over 80 years old. Experts divide Alzheimer’s disease in two forms based on the age of the patient: early onset, which appears before 65, and late onset, which appears after 65 years of age. Early onset is rare and is usually developed due to genetics. The latter, also known as sporadic, covers 95% of the total cases of Alzheimer’s disease.
New research has substantiated that a high percentage of patients affected by the sporadic form of Alzheimer’s have a copper metabolic disturbance. An excess of Non-Cp Copper in the body, undermines cells in the brain, causing toxic reactions in Amyloid Beta and Tau proteins, accelerating the progression and severity of Alzheimer’s disease.
Patients who have a copper quantity above 1.9 µM have a risk of developing dementia that is three times higher compared to those with a copper quantity below 1.9 µM.