Alzheimer's Disease - An Overview

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Alzheimer's disease occurs as a result of changes in the human brain. Although the causes are unclear as of today the levels of chemical messengers decreasing can bring on the signs of Alzheimer's disease. Over time this can deteriorate the person's way of thinking and lead to all the stages of dementia.

Alzheimer's disease is a very destructive disease that not only affects the patient but also the family of the patient.

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Alzheimer's Disease - An Overview

  1. 1. ==== ====Learn more information about Alzheimers disease, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatmentat:http://www.trackads.biz/link/alzheimerdisease==== ====If you are a caregiver and you have noticed some changes in the mental status of your senior youmay want to make an appointment with their doctor to rule out Alzheimers disease. Its normal toexperience some degree of forgetfulness at any age but when a person suffers from Alzheimersdisease it is very noticeable. Understanding Alzheimers disease and the symptoms that go alongwith it will help you seek the right treatment and maybe even decrease the affects.Alzheimers disease occurs as a result of changes in the human brain. Although the causes areunclear as of today the levels of chemical messengers decreasing can bring on the signs ofAlzheimers disease. Over time this can deteriorate the persons way of thinking and lead to all thestages of dementia.Symptoms of Alzheimers diseaseAt first the person may suffer minor memory loss such as where they parked in the parking lot, aphone number, or someones name. Later on they may experience other symptoms such as beingunaware of what day it is, completely lost wherever they go, cannot remember vital information,has trouble figuring out the words they wish to speak, cannot perform regular tasks that they havebeen performing for years such as dressing themselves, preparing their meals, running theirhouse as they have always done. Symptoms may be light at first and they may experience all orjust one or two of these symptoms but over time they do get worse and eventually the person isdependent on care around the clock. Someone who is suffering from symptoms of Alzheimersdisease may forget the names of those around them that they love. This is very hurtful to thosearound them but they must remember that this is not deliberate it is the disease that robs them oftheir mind.Currently there are medications available that can slow down the process of Alzheimers diseaseand how it affects the brain. You will need to talk to your doctor to find out if medication is analternative yet. Medication may postpone the persons mental status until it cannot work anylonger.Helping the person out can make a difference in how fast Alzheimers progresses in that person.Its important to face it and deal with it head on so you can enjoy all the time that you have withthem now. At home you can keep things going as routine as possible. Constantly set up remindersof family and paste their names in the pictures around the frame. Label rooms in the home tofamiliarize them as they start to forget. Keep a journal and have your loved one keep a journal aslong as they can. This keeps the brain active and helps to document how they are feeling. It is agreat way to deal with everything. While they are still able to make rational decisions make surethat everything is taken care of such as their power of attorney, a living will, and someone to help
  2. 2. take care of them. Eventually there may come a time when you cannot take care of them and anursing home may be your only decision. Make sure that you help them to understand that as well.Remind them that they are loved and keep repeating the basic life skills everyday. The moreroutine you keep things the easier it is for them.-RANJEET-==== ====Learn more information about Alzheimers disease, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatmentat:http://www.trackads.biz/link/alzheimerdisease==== ====

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