4th International Alzheimer's Disease Conference 2020
The 1st International Alzheimer's Disease Conference was held in loving memory of his unforgettable legacy, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Honorary President of the Association, and was graciously attended by HRH Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Deputy Interior Minister and President of the Conference Hall - Building 36 - KACST Headquarters - King Abdullah Road - Riyadh, KSA
Alzheimer's disease is a brain disease, named after DrAlois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. Since then, scientists have been able to discover many important facts about this disease.
An advanced and deadly brain disease
There are about 26 million people around the world who suffer from Alzheimer's disease. The disease destroys brains cells, causing memory loss, behavioral and mental problems. This in turn severely affects the lives of people who suffer from it, as it interferes with their normal functioning, such as practicing their usual hobbies and maintaining their social lives. These effects gradually become more pronounced as time passes. Alzheimer's is now classified as the 4th leading cause of death in developed counties, according to the World Health Organization.