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Alzheimer´S Disease

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Alzheimer´S Disease

  1. 1. “All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.” D.H. Lawrence
  2. 2. What is Alzheimer´s Disease?  Common form of dementia.  Memory loss. Cognitive changes.  Denegerative disease.  Create, remember, learn, relate to others.  Sticky amiloid plaques.
  3. 3. Who has Alzheimer’s disease?  10% of people over 65 years.  50% of people over 85 years.  26 million of people.
  4. 4. What are the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer disease?  Early Alzheimer’s disease  Routinely place important items in odd places.  Forget names of family and common objects.  Frequently forget entire conversations.  Can’t follow recipe directions.  Can no longer manage checkbook.  Withdraw from usual interests.  Get lost in familiar places.
  5. 5. What are the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer disease?  Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the ten warning signs are:  Memory loss  Difficulty performing familiar tasks  Problems with language  Disorientation to time and place  Poor or decreased judgment  Problems with abstract thinking  Misplacing things  Changes in mood or behavior  Changes in personality  Loss of initiative
  6. 6. How can I prevent or inhibit Alzheimer’s disease?  Avoiding jarring your brain  Staying engaged in social activities with friends, family and others  Exercising your mind to keep your brain in tone  Eating a healthy diet and get regular exercise
  7. 7. How is Alzheimer's disease treated?  Drugs for cognitive component:  Antiamyloids, Atypical Antipsychotic.  Non pharmacological therapies:  Aromatheraphy. Musictherapy. Brightlightthearpy.
  8. 8. What can we learn from Alzheimer Disease?  Memories are fundamental for the survival.  Is important to workout our brain.  Sometimes medicine can only prevent but not cure.  Sometimes we underestimate the complexity of our nervous system.

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