Published on: 06 Sep 2021
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
Difficulty in Completing Daily Tasks
Planning or Solving Problems Would Be Challenging
Withdrawal From Social Activities
Poor Decision Making
Conversations Become Frustrating
Misplacing and Losing Things
Time & Places might be Confusing
Frequently Asked Questions:
Amnesia, aphasia, apraxia, and agnosia are the four A's of Alzheimer's disease.
The rate of progression of Alzheimer's disease varies widely. Alzheimer's disease patients live between three and eleven years following diagnosis on average, while some live for 20 years or more. The degree of deterioration at the time of diagnosis can affect life expectancy.
The aberrant buildup of proteins in and around brain cells is thought to be the origin of Alzheimer's disease. Amyloid is one of the proteins involved, and its deposits create plaques surrounding brain cells. The other protein is called tau, whose deposits form tangles within brain cells.
There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there is a drug available that can temporarily reduce symptoms. Support is also available to help someone with the condition and their family cope with everyday life.
Many disorders that harm the heart and blood arteries appear to increase the likelihood of acquiring Alzheimer's or vascular dementia. Heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and excessive cholesterol are among them. Monitor your heart health with your doctor and address any issues that emerge.