The Alzheimer

More common than we think

What is Alzheimer?

Alzheimer is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks

Causes

The exact cause of Alzheimer disease (AD) is unknown. Research shows that changes in the brain lead to the development of this disease


You are more likely to develop Alzheimer disease if:

  • You are old
  • Having a brother, parent or sister with the disease
  • Having certain genes linked to Alzheimer

Types

Alzheimer disease can be classified into different types according various aspects.


  • So start by age , the EA may be:


  1. Early or presenile or early onset , usually with clear family relationship . Begins before age 65, it is of course faster and no more than 1% of cases in most of the statistics.
  2. Senile or late, appears after age 65, is sporadic and with slow progress. Represents the 98% of cases.


  • According to the implication that has the genetic factor , the EA may be:


  1. Familiar, its cause is the alteration of some heritable traits that produce similar alterations in the progenitors.
  2. Sporadic, its cause is multiple and unknown.
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The 10 signals to know if you have alzheimer

  1. Memory changes that difficult daily life
  2. Difficulty in planning or solving problems
  3. Difficulty performing familiar tasks at home, at work or in their time off
  4. Disorientation of time or place
  5. Difficulty understanding visual images and how objects relate to each other in the atmosphere
  6. New problems with the use of words in speech or writing
  7. Placing misplaced objects and lack of ability to retrace his steps
  8. Decrease or lack of good judgment
  9. Loss of initiative to take part in work or social activities
  10. Changes in mood or personality
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What we can do against alzheimer?

Unfortunately, nowadays, there isn't cure or prevention for alzheimer. Despite this, we can reduce the 40% of alzheimer cases and delay its appearance with some habits.


  1. Be careful with cardiovascular diseases like diabetes, colesterol and obesity and don't smoke
  2. Do sport
  3. Have a good nutrition
  4. Excercise your brain

Damián Marí