Alzheimer's disease is an ailment that affects the mind causing a person
to forget time, places, and people. The disease often targets the older generation, yet at times, it will hit
younger people. To help you understand Alzheimer's disease we will review causes, symptoms, risks and
treatment options. In addition, we can learn ways to help, prevent, delay, detect, and even put an end to this
devastating disease of the mind.
Alzheimer's is a disorder of the brain that leads to progressive memory loss. The disease affects how the mind
functions, targeting intellectual capacity. Doctors will often prescribe paroxetine and/or sertraline, which are
used to treat depression. Often the patient will respond to the drugs, yet other treatments are considered to
prolong Alzheimer's disease progression. The downside however, is once the disease progresses doctors can do
nothing but keep the patient safe and comfortable.
Alzheimer disease and dementia are claiming the lives of millions of people around the world. We need to take
action now to find its cause. In addition, taking action will help experts learn how they can cease brain
Understanding the Facts on Alzheimer
Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia, which is a progressive and negative brain disease. This disease affects
the memory, thinking, as well as a person's behavior.
Alzheimer's is a form of dementia but not a part of aging. Alzheimer's can cause forgetfulness in some people
but not in all cases. People with this disease have a hard time with everyday activities such as talking, eating,
and using the bathroom. They also can experience changes in the personality and behavior as well.
When a person has Alzheimer's disease, abnormal changes start to take place in the brain. Alzheimer's disease
begins, yet it takes 10-20 years before any signs of symptoms appear. In some regions of the brain, the symptoms
may begin to shrink the brain tissues, cells, etc, thus causing memory loss.
There are three main stages of Alzheimer's, which includes the mild stage, moderate and severe. The stages are
based on behaviors and the study of the people with Alzheimer. Alzheimer's disease affects approximate 4.5 million
people in the
According to medical experts, elderly people that do not meet people or live alone are subject to Alzheimer's
disease, dementia and various other brain disorders. Failing to socialize, or else when Alzheimer's disease sets
in, depression often affects the mental and emotional well-being. The person will often feel rejected, which leads
to falls, sadness and hopeless. This robs the soul of medical treatment. That is the person may not see a need to
visit the doctor, due to his or her inability to feel hope.
There are two types of Alzheimer's disease, which make up the early onset and late onset. Early onset symptoms
first appear before the age of 60. Late onset conditions of Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of the
disease, which it starts to develop in people 64 and older and is thought to be less likely to occur in families
that do not have a history of similar disease.
The role of the genes is less direct and definite, yet doctors believe it has some sort of connection. The genes
may not cause the problem itself, yet breakdowns in DNA and RNA can lead to Alzheimer's disease. However, it is
simply an increase, or the likelihood of plaques accumulated and tangles or other Alzheimer's related pathology
conditions within the brain.
The cause of Alzheimer's is not entirely known but is thought to include both genetic and environmental
Someone with Alzheimer's disease will need support in the home as the disease worsens. To assist the patient you
will need to consider simplifying the patient's surrounding. In addition, giving the patient frequent reminders or
notes, as well as list or routines, or directions for daily activities can help. Make sure you give the person with
Alzheimer's disease the opportunity to discuss his or her feelings. Let the person help as much as possible with
his or her care, for this will help the patient feel in control of the decease.
There is no cure for the illness known as Alzheimer disease. As well, no one can tell how fast someone will
progress though the stages of the disease. We as loved ones and friends have to be patient, and hope for the best
as we take care of our special friends.
One thing for sure, doctors are not clear what causes the disease, yet technology advancements have made it
possible to find the cause in the near future. In fact, recent studies are showing that aluminum that finds its way
to the brain may be responsible for Alzheimer's disease.
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