Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s disease a type of dementia, resulting in loss of brain function. Alzheimer’s Disease is caused by the aging process. Alzheimer’s disease affects your thinking capacity, memory and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by progressive deterioration of the patient’s cognitive and memory functions.
Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. But Alzheimer’s is not just a disease of old age. Up to 5 percent of people with the disease have early onset Alzheimer’s (also known as younger-onset), which often appears when someone is in their 40s or 50s
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include serious mental dysfunction including:
- Emotional liability and behavior abnormalities
- Personality Change
- Language impairment
- Perception distortion
- Thinking abnormality
- Judgment impairment
- Memory lapse
Alzheimer’s disease can also present by:
- Change in sleep patterns
Alzheimer’s has no current cure, but treatments for symptoms are available and research continues. Although current Alzheimer’s treatments cannot stop Alzheimer’s from progressing, they can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Today, there is a worldwide effort under way to find better ways to treat the disease, delay its onset, and prevent it from developing. There’s no known cure for Alzheimer’s, and treatment consists of therapies designed to slow the progression and manage its symptoms. Together with numerous available prescription drugs, integrative medicine options are available as complementary treatments. The detection of early onset of Alzheimer’s disease can result in better effectiveness of the treatment options. If you or someone you love is beginning to show early signs of Alzheimer’s disease call for help!
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