What is Alzheimer's Disease?
Alzheimer's is a neurological disease that develops with the decrease of cognitive functions in general. This disease, which develops due to the death of brain cells, occurs due to trauma, memory loss and dementia. It starts with simple forgetfulness and over time, it can progress to forgetting the patient's past, family and even himself.
Symptoms & Causes of Alzheimer's Disease
Although the exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is not known, it is known that the reasons listed below increase the likelihood of Alzheimer's.
- Having a family history of Alzheimer's disease
- Smoking, alcohol and drug use
- Malnutrition, obesity
- High blood pressure and high cholesterol
- Having Down syndrome
- Sleeping disorder
The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease can often be recognized in the early stages.
- Frequent forgetfulness
- Confusion and unusual confusion
- Trouble with communication and language skills
- Inability to adapt to the environment
- Aggression, suspiciousness, anger out of control
- Inability to do daily activities alone
- Anxious and depressed mood
How is Alzheimer's Disease Treated?
There is no definite cure for Alzheimer's disease, but there are treatment methods but there are treatment methods to slow or delay symptoms of the disease. If the symptoms listed above are noticed, it is important to consult a doctor as soon as possible. Because the earlier the treatment is started, the more the progression of the disease can be prevented.
Alzheimer's patients may also need support in the psychiatry department and for the diseases that cause the development of Alzheimer's.
In addition, household arrangements and various precautions should be taken to make life easier for Alzheimer's patients.