Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one among the deadly diseases you must know
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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one among the deadly diseases you must know

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one among the deadly diseases you must know

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one among the deadly diseases you must know


Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the degeneration diseases and accounts for sixty to seventy per cent cases of dementia. Usually the disease starts slowly turns towards worse in due course of time. One of the most common symptoms is the memory loss, even about the recent events. This is known as short term memory loss syndrome. With the advancement of the problem, symptoms of trouble with the loss of motivation, language, mood swing, easily getting lost, issues with behavior and taking self-care etc. symptoms are seen among the affected persons.

The fatality of the Alzheimer's disease (AD) disease

With the progression of the problem, the person starts withdrawing from the family as well from the society. In due course of time bodily functions are also affected, which may lead to even death. The disease can affect a person mild to severe, so the life expectancy also varies from 3 to none years.

Causes of the Alzheimer's disease (AD)

The exact cause of the Alzheimer's disease (AD) is poorly understood. However, seventy per cent of the patient is believed to inherit it, because many of the affected persons’ genes are found to be involved. The other next dominating factors are hypertension, depression and head injury. The process of the disease has the associations of tangles and plaque in the brain.

Diagnosis and prognosis of the Alzheimer's disease (AD)

The most common diagnosis is done by studying the history of the illness, followed by medical imaging for the cognitive tests. This follows different blood tests & blood cultures for investing the actual cause of the problem. In most of the cases, aging is mistakenly considered as the cause of the problem. Due to this reason, the real diagnosis takes 3 to six years to reach to a right prognosis. The final diagnosis is done by examining the brain tissues. The disease comes under the category of neurodegenerative disorder.

Arresting or managing the trouble

Both physical and mental exercises are needed along with the obesity avoidance can arrest or even bring down the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, there is no scientific proof that these measures are medically effective.

Treatment of the Alzheimer's disease (AD)

So far there is no treatment that can either reverse or stop the progression of the disease, except some measures which may improve upon the symptoms, only temporarily. A patient with Alzheimer's disease (AD always depends on others for his/her regular needs. Care givers are to withstand great burden in terms of physical, psychological, social and economic fronts.

Some types of relieves for the patients

As far as ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) are concerned, exercises are not only beneficial for the patients they are also potent enough to improve upon the outcome for the patients with the Alzheimer's disease (AD). Since there is little benefit, rather increased risks of death are involved, the treatments of the psychosis or behavioral problems are not usually recommended for the dementia with anti-psychotics.

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