Alzheimer’s Prognosis – Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
Published on Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 9:06 pm and is filed under Mental Disorders
Alzheimer’s is a degenerative, progressive disease and affects memories, behavior and thinking as it is another type of dementia. It affects the ability of the person to carry out the normal activities. It is a neurogenerative disease which named after Aloi Alzheimer ( the German physician ) who first explained it. There is no treatment for alzheimer’s, and it is the seventh leading cause of death in US.
In any dementia type, memory loss is the feature for diagnosis. The advancement rate in each patient differs from each other. The old people are having high alzheimer’s developing risks. It is also developed by family history and old age. there are many factors also like:
1- Being women as they live longer than men, so they are prone to develop alzheimer’s
2- Head Damage or injury history
3- High homocyteine levels
4- Coronary heart disease, diabetes, very old blood pressure.
There are two alzheimer’s disease types ( early onset and late onset ). The symptoms of early onset alzheimer’s are:
1- Mood change
2- Difficulty in doing tasks that take times such as playing complex game and balancing checkbook
3- Loss of interest
4- Personality change such as less spontaneity apathy
5- Forgetting names of people and objects
6- Mislaying items
7- Repeating sentences and statements
Symptoms of late onset alzheimer’s are:
1- Can’t choose proper clothing
2- Forget their life and their self
3- Fantasy, nervous and dejected
4- Memory loss in current events
5- Difficulty in doing tasks such as driving and preparing meals.
6- Can’t perform the basic things like bathing, dressing and eating
7- Can’t recognize family members
8- Can’t communicate and doesn’t understand
Get more information about Alzheimer’s prognosis.
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