Alzheimers

Veronica Bautista

Definition of Alzheimer's

Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one form of dementia that gradually gets worse over time it affects memory thinking and behavior

Symptoms

  • behavior or personality .
  • Language
  • Memory
  • Perception
  • thinking and judgment (congnitive skills)

Causes

you are more likely to get Alzheimer's disease (AD) if you


  • Are older however developing AD is not a part of normal aging
  • Have a close blood relative such as a brother, sister, or parent with AD
  • Have certain ganes linked to AD such as APOE epsilon 4 allele

Treatment

  • There is no cure for AD the goals of treatment are
  • Slow the progression of the disease (although this is difficult to do)
  • Manage symptoms such as behavior problems confusion and sleep problems
  • change your home environment so you can better perform daily activities support family members and others caregivers

Diagnose

A skill health care provider can often diagnose AD disease with the following steps


  • Complete physical exam, including neurological exam
  • Asking question about your medical history and symptoms
  • A mental status examination

increase

The following may also increase your risk although this is not well proven


  • Being female
  • Having high blood pressure for a long time
  • History of head trauma