Diseases without Cures

Does the term, "incurable diseases," conjure up the frightening image of your doctor telling you or a loved one that you have only a few years or months to live? There are actually several different outcomes for those who are diagnosed with a disease without a cure. While it is true that many incurable diseases are often terminal, that is not true of all of them. There are many incurable conditions that the patient will live with for their entire life but will still allow them to enjoy the longevity of healthy individuals. Here's what you need to know about the distinctions between terminal and incurable diseases, as well as the treatment protocol for each. Terminal Illnesses As mentioned above, terminal illnesses cannot be cured. In most cases, they are likely to result in death within…

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Impacts of Dementia on the Brain

The impacts of dementia on the brain are complex and not fully understood, but as medical researchers and doctors learn more, the medical community has been able to develop more effective methods to support those who are suffering. Dementia is a degenerative brain condition that affects millions of seniors here in the U.S. and around the world. Although research technology has come a long way in recent years, making it easier than ever before to study the condition, there is still a lot that we just don't know. Here's what we do know about the impacts of dementia on the brain. Types of Dementia The area of the brain that dementia affects depends largely on the specific variation of dementia that afflicts the patient. There are five┬áprimary categories of┬ádementia: Alzheimer's Disease Atypical Alzheimer's Disease Vascular Dementia…

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