Since the first wave of baby boomers is turning 65, the alarms about the coming tsunami of Alzheimer’s are starting to sound.
“Today, 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. But it’s only going to get worse – and fast. By 2030, the U.S. population aged 65 an over is expected to double, meaning there will be more and more Americans with Alzheimer’s – as many as 16 million by mid-century, when there will be nearly 1 million new cases every year,” states Generation Alzheimer’s: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers , a new report by the Alzheimer’s Association. “For many baby boomers, Alzheimer’s was a disease they saw in their parents or grandparents. Not anymore. Alzheimer’s disease is now their disease, their crisis, their epidemic.”
Several interesting – and very scary – facts are stated in the report, including:
Of the 5.3 million Americans who currently have Alzheimer’s,...
I experiences moderate headaches accompanied by many of the symptoms typical of classic migraines. Even after the headache passes, the other symptoms remain. I am sensitive to noise, become pale, nauseous, and suddenly fatigued, All I want to do is go home and lay down. After resting, not sleeping, I feel somewhat better, but not particularly hungry or wanting to do much. I usually feel better the next morning.
Is this a type of migraine? Pam.
The symptoms you describe experiencing after the headache passes could be symptoms of the fourth potential phase of a Migraine attack, the prodrome. You can read more about the phases of a Migraine attack in Anatomy of a Migraine .
We can't tell if you're having Migraines. That question can only be answered by a doctor who can review your medical history and family medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and perform a...
The transcript of this podcast is below. If you prefer to listen to it, you can do so easily from the MigraineCast Web site . Hello and welcome to MigraineCast the weekly podcast brought to you by MyMigraineConnection.com and the HealthCentral Network. Sunday, June 3, marks the beginning of National Headache Awareness Week. Some people have asked me why there's an awareness week for headaches and Migraine disease. People who need to ask that question are generally people who never experience anything beyond a minor tension-type headache. Those with chronic headaches or issues with Migraine disease know the answer. Although the World Health Organization ranks Migraine disease as the 19th leading cause of years lived with disability on a global level, Migraine is still dramatically underdiagnosed, undertreated, and misunderstood. That ranking is from 2004. In 2000, Migraine was ranked at 20th. While we would hope that Migraine would move down on the list, it is, unfortunate...
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