Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s
November 25, 2018 chriscline
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Alzheimer’s

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WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S?

Alzheimer’s is a neurological disease that causes a progressive deterioration of the brain.  It is usually seen in individuals who are older, but there are occasional cases of Alzheimer’s being seen in those who are younger, in their 20s or 30s.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia.  It can cause memory loss, cognitive dysfunction and overall bodily dysfunction and affect an individuals’ well being.  It can devastate a person’s life and is unfortunately only on the rise.

COMMON SYMPTOMS

Some common symptoms of Alzheimer’s can be any of the following

  • Memory Loss
  • Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Impaired Judgment
  • Mood Swings
  • Disorientation
  • Overall Confusion
  • Dysfunction of Body
  • Insomnia

Alzheimer’s like any neurological disease, can create a vast array of symptoms and can be displayed differently in each individual.

DIAGNOSIS

Like other diseases that portray differently in each individual, diagnosis for Alzheimer’s can be challenging to diagnose.  Commonly, individuals are diagnosed by a series of diagnostic tests, like a Brain MRI, cognitive tests, memory tests, medical history and other tests to rule out that it is not another disease.

Any skilled neurologist or Alzheimer’s specialist should be able to diagnose if an individual has Alzheimer’s or not.

TREATMENTS

There are numerous pharmaceutical medications currently being used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimers.  Some of those medications are as follows, donepezil, galantamine, mematine, rivastigmine.  These medications help in symptoms like memory loss, cognitive dysfunction and confusion.  Unfortunately, these symptoms cannot halt the progression of the disease.

OTHER TREATMENTS

Other medications used for other diseases and ailments that have shown to help with Alzheimer’s symptoms:

PREVENTION

Like most serious diseases, prevention of Alzheimer’s is a multi-faceted approach.  The approach involves everything from maintaining a healthy diet to reducing stress, continually using your mind, exercise and keeping your immune system up.  All of these things are simple enough but when you look further, there is actually a more detailed list of possible things you can do to help prevent Alzheimer’s.

Reducing the amount of toxins that go into your body and keeping your body balanced and clean, not allowing many pathogens, like viruses, parasites, bacteria, fungus and other pathogens to invade, can possibly greatly reduce your chance of getting Alzheimers.

  • Taking certain supplements and eating certain foods can also possibly help in Alzheimer’s prevention.  Here are some foods that can possibly help prevent Alzheimer’s.
  • Here are a list of some supplements that can possibly prevent Alzheimer’s and help in overall brain function

CAUSES

There are many theories on what causes Alzheimer’s.  Some of those theories include, that it is a bacterial infection, others include that it is caused my heavy amounts of heavy metals, like aluminum in the brain, some say it is caused by a fungal infection and others think it is caused by parasites.

There is research, and articles that help test these theories.  Here is some information out there that helps support these theories:

LINKS TO ARTICLES, RESEARCH AND OTHER INFORMATION ON ALZHEIMER’S

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