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Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention
The most common form of dementing illness, Alzheimer’s disease, is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain, causing impaired memory, thinking, and behavior. A person with Alzheimer’s may experience confusion, personality and behavior changes, impaired judgment, difficulty finding words, finishing thoughts, or following directions. It eventually leaves its victims incapable of caring for themselves.
Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by unexplained fatigue that is not relieved by rest and affects daily activities. A person with CFS feels tired, weak, and often feverish and may also experience pain throughout the body, headaches, and sleep problems. There is no single test to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, and there is no cure. Doctors diagnose CFS by ruling out other conditions with similar symptoms. The diagnosis requires months, sometimes years, of symptoms that began suddenly and have not improved with treatment.