Alzheimer's Disease

~Noelle Fleek~

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease is a Disease that effects the mind and memory. When you are diagnosed with Alzheimer's that means your brain cells have shrunk to the point when they disappear and can be replaced by abnormal spots or plaques.

Causes of Alzheimer's

The cause of Alzheimer's is not yet fully understood, however doctors have found that Alzheimer's is caused by a combination of genetic mutations, everyday lifestyles, and the area in which you live. For example, people that have suffered from a head injury are more likley to develop Alzheimer's Disease.

Alzheimer's and Genetics

Alzheimer's is a occurs in dominate patterns and can be inherited from either a parent or sibling. The disease is a result in the mutations of APP, PSEN1 or PSEN2 in the body.

Symptoms

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Difficulty in speaking/writings
  • Problems in Thinking or reasoning
  • Brain cells are damaged and killed
  • Personality changes

How is Alzheimer's Diagnosed?

Currently, there is not a completely accurate method of diagnoses for the disease. However, doctors found that lots of tests can be done to see. Neurological and Neuropshychological testing can be done as well as blood test and brain imaging.

How is Alzheimer's Treated?

There are many ways you can treat Alzheimer's medical and home remedies are available. If taken to a professional, you can expect to receive Cholinesterase inhibitors and Memantine. At home you can work on treating the disease by exercising regularly and getting the right amount of Nutrition in your diet.

Should you be Worried?

Older people around the age of 65 have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's. As a matter of fact over half of seniors over 80 have some form of Alzheimer's Disease. Females, are also more likely to inquire the disease due to the fact they they live longer than most men. Alzheimer's Disease unfortunately is not uncommon. 1 in 3 Seniors will die in America from either Alzheimer's or Dementia, it is the 6th leading cause of death.
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