Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that affects many families all around the world. It is a neurodegenerative disease that affects cognitive functions to the point where the person forgets the present moment and only remembers old memories form his past. This disease, which affects the brain, also affects the personality, some people turn more aggressive, irritable and confused. As the disease progresses, the simplest tasks like dressing or reasoning become completely impossible. Even if it can not be cured, it is possible to slow down the growth if the first symptoms are detected in time.
Several factors such as genetics age (60 years and older), a history of depression, smoking, hypertension and the use of certain medications may increase the risk of developing the disease. On the other hand, the main causes of the outbreak of the disease are still nebulous to researchers
The disease may manifest itself differently in each person, but some signs do not lie:
- A feeling of fatigue and lack of energy;
- Loss of memory (memory gap);
- Mood swings;
- The appearance of more angry reactions and frustration;
- Slower reactions to certain known situations;
- A need to be alone;
- Communication problems with others;
- Difficulty in performing simple daily tasks.
There is no shame in going to see a doctor if you have any doubts about your health. It is always better to prevent than to cure.
- Canal Vie