Alzheimer Disease: cause, symptoms and treatment

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We heard so many brain disorders day by day. Such as Parkinson’s, dementia, epilepsy, brain cancer etc. Alzheimer is also one of the brain disorder. More than 1 million cases comes every year of Alzheimer disease in India. It is more common in old people. Alzheimer can be treated but not be cured.

What is Alzheimer disease?

Alzheimer disorder is a condition of brain in which brain cells irreversibly progressively starts depleting and memory loss starts. At early stage a person starts loosing his ability to do everyday task and ultimately loose his control on body movement.

Stages of Alzheimer disease

Mild stage of Alzheimer disease

In this stage very mild changes are seen. Such as facing difficulty in paying bill. A person starts facing problems in daily routine work. Problems can include change in personality and frequent mood swings.

Moderate stage

In this stage, damage occurs in areas of the brain that control language, reasoning, sensory processing, and conscious thought. Memory loss and confusion grow worse, and people begin to have problems recognizing family and friends. 

Severe stage

Ultimately, plaques and tangles spread throughout the brain, and brain tissue shrinks significantly. People with severe Alzheimer’s cannot communicate and are completely dependent on others for their care. after sometime the person may be in bed most or all of the time as the body shuts down and ultimately died.

Causes

Our brain have neuron cells which are responsible to store memory and to send signals to our whole body. But in this disorder they starts dying. sometimes causes also includes genetical, environmental and life style factors. Sometimes past head trauma is also a cause of Alzheimer.

Symptoms

Early symptoms of this disorder are unnoticeable. But at later stages they can be easily noticed.

  • Depression
  • loss of memory
  • unable to do daily routine work
  • Mood swing
  • loss of body movements
  • dementia
  • In severe cases – malnutrition, dehydration and infections
  • loss of thinking and reasoning ability
  • social withdrawal
  • aggressiveness in behavior
  • poor sleep pattern

Treatment

We already know that Alzheimer cannot be cured completely but it can be treated. We have medicines for Alzheimer but at early stages it can be treated by few simple practices for example

  • mediation- at early stages when there is not completely loss of senses , if a patient starts mediation it will help him to relax his body and brain cells.
  • Diet – diet is also important. Eating healthy oil , fresh diet and less saturated fat also help to a certain limit.
  • maintaining normal blood pressure and cholesterol level also help.

Conclusion

If a people some how notice early symptoms by own, they feel hesitating to share this with anyone. Because mental health is a taboo in our society, nobody wants to talk about this. If anybody says that he or she have any difficulty in thinking or in making decision than he or she would declared mentally challenged person through our society. This thinking should be changed now. We should speak up on this and should come foreword. We should hold the hands of those people who suffers from brain disorders. That’s all.

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