Sunday, March 6, 2011

Alzheimer's Disease - Overview And Measure

Alzheimer simply put is a brain Health disorder. It gradually happens; starting with a decline in memory, a change in how one perceives time and space. The climax of the disease is that one finally stops caring for one’s self. It is a type dementia (a progressive reduction in intellectual task like loss of memory while other functions as associated with sight and hearing are still working.)

This disease is incurable and is usually common with people in the age bracket of 65 and above. The disease is special to different individual but there are common features.  One cannot say that the way it works for one person is applicable to another person.
The first symptom one can notice is that he can no longer acquire new memories. The person easily forgets recent occurrences and events. With time, the patient begins to experience mood swings and long term loss of memory. In addition the person starts to become easily irritated, aggressive and confused regularly. Still on, the person begins to withdraw and body functions decrease daily until the patient finally gives up the ghost.
The causes of Alzheimer are yet to be understood by scientists but some health tips sources have come to the conclusion that it is as a result of a film of mucor or bacteria deposit in the brain. There have however not been a means of treating this disease or a means of prolonging a person’s chance to live once diagnosed with the disease.

Research has shown that high cholesterol can cause Alzheimer and plaques in the brain. Individuals are therefore advised to keep away from fatty foods as possible and exposure of the brain to aluminum and zinc, as well as food poisoning to avoid this disease. High blood pressure has also been seen to be linked to this disease. Individuals should learn how to manage their blood pressure in order to avoid this disease.

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