Alzheimer's is a disease that affects the brain cells, it leads to dementia and a deterioration of the brain. This disease can be hard to diagnose, because it happens slowly and the symptoms are mild. The only symptom is a mild forgetfulness, for example, forgetting recent events, and a person name or being unable to solve simple problems.
These symptoms are alarming, however, it is not necessarily dangerous. As the disease progresses, the symptoms are more obvious and it becomes a serious problem. You need to seek medical help because the disease will start to affect daily activities. This stage of Alzheimer's the person most likely forget to comb their hair, brush their teeth, or no longer be able to think clearly. If a family member might be showing warning signs of this disease, here are some of the signs you might need to watch for. They include, language problems, being disorientated, poor judgment, rapid mood changes, personality changes, memory loss. For example they might forget people or places they have known their whole lives.
In the final stages of Alzheimer's, the person may become overly anxious or aggressive and may wander away from home and get lost. At this stage, the patient will need total care. With no significant amount of research today that says why people develop Alzheimer's disease. Although there are some research facts that show this disease may be hereditary.
To help reduce the chances of developing this disease research suggests that keeping the brain active by reading could reduce the chances of developing. For more informational articles about Alzheimer's read more.
Barbara McNaughton, BA, is co-founder of Alzheimer's Family Help and has been involved in the Senior Care industry for 7 years. She has earned numerous certifications in Alzheimer's and Elder care. She has served as an Administrator in residential care and as a Director of Care in an Alzheimer's Specialty Facility. Barbara's passion for Alzheimer's care is a direct result of her mother's battle with AD. As her mother's primary caregiver, Barbara faced many unexpected challenges for which she was unprepared. Her mother lost her battle with Alzheimer's in 2000. As a result Barbara became determined to learn everything she could to help others deal with the challenges and decisions she had to make. Her greatest desire is to encourage, educate, and support the families who deal with the challenges of Alzheimer's Disease. Visit our website