Glossary

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a medical condition where a person’s bones become weak and fragile as a consequence of hormonal changes or nutritional deficiencies, especially deficiencies in vitamin D and calcium. Osteoporosis is therefore a bone disease that happens when the bone loses too much bone or makes too little of it. The bones thus become brittle and the individual is at risk of bone fractures from falls or even minor accidents or bumps. Today, about 54 million people Americans suffer from the disease.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's is a degenerative brain disease in which brain cell connectivity and the cells themselves degenerate and die. This eventually leads to the degradation of memory and other critical mental functions. Alzheimer's is a form of dementia and accounts for almost 80% of dementia diseases. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's but there are treatments available to lessen the severity of the disease.

Dementia

Dementia refers to a group of mental conditions primarily affecting people of older age. These mental conditions involve the impairment of two critical brain functions, primarily memory and judgment.