What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Bradley DiTeresi is a financial professional and entrepreneur based in Olathe, Kansas. Also a practicing catholic, Bradley DiTeresi often donates to the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA), the Lupus Foundation of America, and the Alzheimer's Association.
Alzheimer's is a progressive neurological disease that kills brain cells and causes the shrinking of the brain. It causes a person to slowly lose important memory functions, which makes them have difficulty remembering things, shorter attention spans, problems reading, writing, doing simple math, and logically organizing thoughts. The decline in mental health makes it impossible for a person with advanced Alzheimer's to function independently.
The disease mostly affects those above 65 years, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are 5.6 million people aged above 65 and 200,000 below 65 years with Alzheimer's in the US. CDC further estimates that there will be close to 14 million people living with Alzheimer's in the US by 2060 because every five years, the number of Alzheimer's cases reported doubles. Alzheimer's has no cure, but medication is available to help manage the symptoms. Regular exercise can also slow down Alzheimer's progression.
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Bradley DiTeresi completed his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Kansas and pursued graduate studies in business administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).