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One Step Closer to Understanding the Cause & Progression of Alzheimer’s

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Social Security disability benefits may be available if you suffer from a debilitating condition such as Alzheimer’s and the disease has made it impossible to continue working.

Currently there are approximately 5.4 million adults in the United States who have Alzheimer’s. It is a costly medical condition that can lead to permanent disability. Alzheimer’s is a particularly devastating disease for both the sufferer and their families and researchers have been working fervently to find effective treatments for this heart-breaking ailment.   

According to a recent article from the New York Times, researchers are closer to understanding the cause and progression of Alzheimer’s. Two large-scale studies have led to the discovery of 5 genes that provide insight into what causes Alzheimer’s and how it progresses. The hope is that will also lead to treatment that can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s or at least slow the progress.

Previous findings have shown that individuals who have high cholesterol are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Brain inflammations, which can be caused by factors such as head injuries or stroke, are also a risk factor. Some of the genes appear to be linked to either cholesterol or inflammation, which only confirms those previous findings.

You should immediately consult with a Hallendale Social Security disability associate to determine if you are eligible to receive disability benefits or if you need help in appealing a claim that has been denied.

Filing for Social Security disability benefits is complicated and time-consuming, but at Disability Help Group, our team of disability representatives is ready for the challenge. We like to empower our clients by providing a FREE Social Security disability guide so you can learn more about the process of filing for disability benefits. When you’re ready to get started, contact Disability Help Group to begin your claim. Our state-of-the-art, customized intake and database system means less hassle, so you can focus on what’s most important to you instead of having to spend your days wading through confusing legalese and legal red tape. Call today – 1-(800)-800-3332.