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ALZHEIMERS DISEASE

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INTRODUCTION

Its a progressive neurological disorder that causes the brain to shrink and brain cells to die . The early signs of the disease include forgetting recent events or conversations .As the disease progresses , a person with this disease will develop severe memory impairment and loss the ability to carryout every day task

CAUSE

It is thought to be caused by the abnormal build up of proteins in and around brain cells. Proteins such as amyloid , deposits of which form plaques around brain cells

SIGNS

  • Memory loss
  • poor judgement leading to bad decision
  • loss of spontaneity and sense of initiative
  • Taking longer to complete normal daily tasks
  • Repeating questions
  • Trouble handling money and paying bills
  • Wandering and getting lost
  • Losing things or misplacing them in odd places

STAGES

  • Pre clinic alzheimers disease
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Mild dementia
  • Moderate dementia
  • Severe dementia

DIAGNOSIS

  • Cognitive and memory tests to assess the persons ability to think and remember
  • Neurological function tests to test their balance , senses and reflexes
  • Blood and urine tests
  • A CT scan or MRI scan of the brain
  • Genetic testing

TREATMENTS

There is no known cure for Alzheimers disease. Treatments can however relieve its symptoms and improve quality of life for the person and their family and care givers

  • Effective management of any condition occurring alongside¬† alzheimers
  • activities and day care programs
  • involvement of support groups and services

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