All About Alzheimer's Disease
"'Things you CAN't forget"
What is AD?
Some of the symptoms include -
One of the most common symptoms of AD is forgetting things you just learned. For example someone with AD might ask how your day was and you respond with “good.” Let’s say a minute passes by, and the person ask how you day was.That's a symptom/sign of alzheimer’s disease.
Some people with early AD might notice they have difficulties solving problems and working with numbers.
Another symptom happens to be confusion of where a place is or how they got there.
Another symptom would be trying to understand visual objects or having troubles reading.
AD can also affect the way you are with words. People with AD might find themselves having trouble joining a conversation. They may have troubles with vocabulary and might even stop mid sentence because they don’t know how to carry on a conversation.
People with AD will also place things in strange places and forget where they put it. They also might have trouble retracing their steps.
Is there a cure? Maybe Medicine to help?
There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, however there is medicine to help slow down the process. The usa FDA approved two types of medications to help with the symptoms of alzheimer’s disease. the two types of medicines are cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine. These two medicines help with memory loss, confusion etc. Although these medicines do NOT cure Alzheimer's Disease, it can help with some of the on going symptoms, caused from Alzheimer's.
The early Stages of Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th most leading cause of death in the United States. AD is broken up into 7 different stages The earliest stage includes the symptoms of-
Difficulties coming up with the right word to say.
Problems remembering someone’s name.
More difficulties performing social task and/or work setting
Forgetting things they have just read
More trouble planning/organizing events
- Misplacing a valuable item
The Mid Stages Of Alzheimer's Disease
The Mid stage of AD includes the symptoms of-
Forgetting about one’s personal history
Being very moody (especially in social situations)
unable to speak/remember address, old school’s or phone number
Being unable to know what day it is
Needing help on what to wear for the seasons
Having difficulties controlling bladder
more of a risk of becoming lost
sleep pattern changes
- personality changes/Mood swings
The Later Stages Of Alzheimer's Disease
- Needing full time assistance
losing awareness of new/recent experiences
losing awareness of surroundings
needing help of activities and personal care
changes in physical activities (eventually swallowing food,saliva etc)
more difficult to communicate
- being vulnerable to infections. A common one would be pneumonia