Alzheimer’s disease has been a growing epidemic in the United States. The number of people diagnosed with the disease has increased drastically over the past few years. 500,000 Americans died of Alzheimer’s disease in the year 2010. There has yet to be a cure making it a possible the “third- leading cause of death” (Alzheimer’s May Be). Aging itself decreases the synapse density and plasticity in the brain causing cognitive deficiencies in the elder population. Magnesium-L-threonate (MgT) is a new compound known to help Alzheimer’s disease patients. There is limited research on the topic and there is still a lot scientist don’t know about the compound. Consequently, readers are bound to ask; in what ways can the compound MgT help Alzheimer’s disease?
Even though Alzheimer’s disease can be vary from person to person, the results are generally the same. The symptoms start out subtle. As an elder starts to develop signs of Alzheimer’s disease, the symptoms can commonly be mistaken as “growing old”. Eventually, the symptoms become so severe, the primary affected are forced to seek help. In some cases it would be easier to spot if someone developed early-onset Alzheimer’s disease because they would be around the age of 50. In both circumstances, the disease strongly affects both the patients’ life, and their caretakers. The cause of the disease is unknown and scientists are still finding more about how it affects the brain. The disease does not just affect the memory of its victim; it also affects the personality, the person’s mood, sleeping and eating habits, and the physical state. Because so much is affected it is difficult to determine one single cause. Thence, if it seems impossible to find a cure, how would MgT be able t...
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