All About Alzheimer
You must have heard about Alzheimer disease, which is a progressive disease that hampers your memory and other essential mental functions. In the beginning stage of the disease, a patient may notice mild confusion and difficulty remembering things and eventually people with disease may even experience of forgetting people they live with and undergo dramatic personality changes. If not treated properly, a patient may face worse conditions associated with this disease.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
It is slowly progressive disease of the brain characterized by some symptoms such as loss of memory, confusion and in the long run a sufferer may experience forgetting people around him. It is the most common cause of dementia, which is a group of brain disorders that cause loss of social skills and intellectual. Under the influence of this disease, the brain cells degenerate and die which cause a steady decline in memory and other brain functions.
A lot of scientists believe that due to high production or accumulation of specific protein (beta-amyloid) in the brain which results damages or kills brain cells. This disease increases substantially after 70 and may affect around 50% of people over the age of 85. Nevertheless, this is not a normal part of aging and is not something that inevitably happens in later age.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease
Loss of memory is primarily symptoms of this disease, however, there are many others that would describe whether you are suffering from this or would soon get affected with it:
Difficulty focusing and remembering things
Feeling confused and annoyed all the time
Frequent mood swings
Difficulty communicating thoughts to others
Prone to losing memory or sometimes forgetting what you are upto
Is it curable?
At present, there is no cure for the disease, however, effective medications and management strategies and therapies may temporarily improve symptoms or help in not growing it further. Regular check-ups and medications may help a patient to live independently little longer. Therefore, if you are suffering from this disease, make sure to seek supportive services and medications that help your health and mental condition.
As mentioned above, it is yet not curable, however, many researches are looking for the curable and will find it in coming years. If you are a patient of this disease, contact to the doctor who can help you out in controlling the disease with the best treatment based on a few things about you including:
Age and overall health condition of a patient
What is the stage of the disease (how severe it is)
The medical history of a patient
There are some medications that can control the disease to get worse, however, they can only limit the disease but not treat completely. Although, these medications have some side-effects such as nausea, insomnia, fatigue, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
There are some medications available in the medical stores that may control the symptoms but they are yet not considered to be effective for treating the disease.
Who are prone to this disease?
Even today, researchers are unable to find out the actual reason behind According to the researchers, most of the people with age 65 or above are more prone to this disease and also 85 or above are having high chances of getting affected by this disease.
Apparently, they affect people who are having following diseases:
High Blood Pressure
It is not proved that people with above disease will get affected by this disease only. Therefore, eat well and say goodbye all to the diseases that might take place in your body.
Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
There are some stages that could help in your understanding the severity of this medical condition:
Stage 1: A patient’s beloved ones might experience an outward behaviour
Stage 2: A mild changes in the behaviour may declined
Stage 3: New and moderate changes in behaviour and diet
Stage 4: Declination of moderate behavioural changes
Stage 5: Severe pain in head and last stage of losing memory
Whether you are a patient of this disease or not, this article will surely contribute to educate you about Alzheimer. Therefore, try to curb the symptoms of your family members (grandparents) with the help of aforementioned treatment and always keep in mind that the symptoms can be treated well if they are not supervised by a good doctor.
NOTE: If you find out similar symptoms, it is advisable to contact the specialist immediately.