What is Alzheimer’s Disease?: Cure, Causes, Symptoms and Risk factor

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is reducing memory is a significant symptom of the disease. It is caused by the formation of a protein called tangles or plaques within the brain.

Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic progressive and degenerative brain disorder accompanied by profound effects on memory, cognition, and the ability for self-care.

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Alzheimer disease causes and risk factors

Specialists believe that in most people, Alzheimer’s disease arises from a combination of genetic and environmental factors that affect the brain over time.

Alzheimer’s disease has some risks below

  • Age: Most people age 65 years develop Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Genetics
  • Family history: If any of your family has this, then you are likely to have it.
  • Low academic and professional attainment
  • Previous head injury

The cause of Alzheimer’s disease is not yet entirely sure, but its effect on the brain is transparent. Alzheimer’s disease damages or kills brain cells.

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Alzheimer disease signs and symptoms

  • Restlessness.
  • Decreased judgment
  • Mood and personality changes
  • Memory loss affecting daily activities
  • Difficulties with problem-solving
  • Hyper-orality.
  • Eating and swallowing difficulty.
  • Depression.
  • Bugs are crawling on the bed.
  • Wondering at night.
  • Incontinence.
  • Severe Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Difficulty in recognition.

What deficiency causes alzheimer's disease?

Research by the Mayo Clinic of America suggests that very deficient people in vitamin D are more likely to have Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Currently, the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and the risk of dementia has not been proven. More research is needed to show the cause and effects of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease treatment

Alzheimer’s is a very complex disease for which there is no specific medicine or treatment. 

Several drugs are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. Treating Alzheimer’s symptoms can provide people with more extended periods of rest, a better life, and independence and encourage and support family members who are caring for them.

Doctors may also recommend antianxiety medications, antidepressants, or antipsychotics to help treat symptoms related to Alzheimer’s disease. These symptoms include:

 

Diagnosis of alzheimer's disease

Doctors cannot diagnose Alzheimer’s before human death because, after death, they can examine the brain well with the help of a microscope.

First, your doctors start with a mental test. It can help them assess your short-term and long-term memory and orientation to place and time. For example, they may ask you:

  • Mental test: First, your doctors start with a mental test. It can help them assess your short-term and long-term memory and orientation to place and time. 
  • CT scan: CT scan takes X-rays of your body in many different ways, and a computer converts the scanned images into series. CT scans can show brain changes in the later stages of Alzheimer’s.
  • MRI: MRI helps doctors see that tumors or strokes are causing Alzheimer’s symptoms and help show brain changes associated with the disease.

Conclusion

This can be very serious from the point of view of dominating daily activities. Alzheimer’s disease is a mutation in the brain for many years. A person is having memory loss, confusion, apathy, irritability, restlessness.

So we can prevent it by giving education to the middle age people and giving medicines to Alzheimer’s patients.

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