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Alzheimers Disease

Updated: Nov 7, 2023


Alzheimers Disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects the human brain in a way that the person starts losing his memory, his power to think, and his natural behaviour. It is a form of dementia that gets worse with time. The person cannot even carry out his daily activities in a normal way.


ALZHEIMER’S IS OF TWO TYPES:

  • Alzheimer’s of early onset: It appears before the age of 60 but worsens faster. It may be genetic

  • Alzheimer’s of late onset: It is most common type of Alzheimer’s. It appears in people above 60 years of age.


WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?


THE EXACT CAUSES OF ALZHEIMER’S ARE STILL UNKNOWN. SOME OF THESE INCLUDE GENETIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND LIFESTYLE FACTORS. THEY MAY AFFECT EACH PERSON IN A DIFFERENT WAY. SOME FACTORS THAT HAVE BEEN LINKED TO ALZHEIMER’S ARE:

  • Growing age

  • Family history

  • Down’s syndrome

  • Smoking

  • Obesity

  • High blood pressure


WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?


ALZHEIMER’S MAY PRESENT A WIDE RANGE OF SYMPTOMS IN DIFFERENT PEOPLE DEPENDING ON THE PART OF BRAIN AFFECTED. THEY MAY BE MORE ON THE EMOTIONAL AND MEMORY SCALE OR IN SOME THEY MAY MAJORLY AFFECT THE BODY FUNCTIONING. SOME OF THE COMMON SYMPTOMS IN THE EARLY STAGE ARE:

  • Excessive emotional behavior

  • Difficulty in language

  • Loss of memory

  • Difficulty in perception

  • Loss of thinking and judgment

  • Difficulty in performing more than one task at a time

  • Time taken to perform activities is longer.


SYMPTOMS THAT APPEAR AFTER SOME TIME GAP:

  • The person forgets familiar routes

  • Problems with language, even familiar names

  • Misplacing items

  • Changes in personality changes

  • Sleep pattern changes even waking up at night

SYMPTOMS IN THE LATER STAGES:

  • Depressed moods and delusions

  • Even the daily tasks become a problem like preparing meals, choosing proper clothing,

  • and driving

  • Facing difficulty in reading or writing

  • Forgetting current events

  • Forgetting your own self

  • Poor judgment and loss of ability to recognize danger






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