By 2020, it is estimated that nearly 60,000 Arkansans will be living with the most common form of dementia – Alzheimer’s disease. An irreversible, progressive brain disease, Alzheimer’s slowly deteriorates mental function and memory, creating a range of difficulties for those with the disease and their families. Though there is no way to prevent or cure Alzheimer’s, the disease may be easier to handle if it’s onset is detected early. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of the disease below.
Bacterial and viral infections have many things in common. Both types of infections are caused by microbes (bacteria and viruses) and are spread by things such as coughing and sneezing, contact with infected people, surfaces, food, water, pets, livestock, or insects such as fleas and ticks.