Foster Health has researched extensively into the root causes of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to uncover how and why memory loss, cognitive dysfunction and other symptoms common in this form of dementia occur. This has provided us with the unique knowledge of how it is possible to prevent and halt this disease at a cellular level using vital nutrients which the body requires for normal brain function.
In our research, we discovered that AD and other forms of dementia are caused by a number of factors which people are exposed to through their diet, their lifestyle and their environment. However, this is not uniform across the globe - there are areas of the world where the prevalence of AD cases are high and other areas of the world where they are very low. The US ranks high, with 5.3 million people recorded to be living with the disease last year (2009) - a new case of AD develops every 70 seconds. AD is now the 6th leading cause of death in the country. Only 50 years ago, only 2% of the population in the US over the age of 85 had AD, today that figure has risen to 50%.
Below is projected changes in AD by state between 2000 and 2025 (from the 2009 Alzherimer's Association report).