Alzheimer's is the most common kind of dementia where they gradual increase in the damaged cells in the brain makes it clogged affecting an individual’s emotions, behaviors, and thinking. It is a mental disease destroying brain cells resulting in Plaques due to the expansion in the number of proteins.
It is a slow disease that takes place over years in an individual, making them lose their day to day ability to work. Over 50 million people are suffering from this disease globally.
Dementia is linked with memory shortage, intellect, and the ability to work. This disease has several types but the most common one which contributes up to 60-80% is Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's is caused by the intense changes in the brain leading to cell damage. And it eventually leads to dementia overtime by worsening.
The symptoms of this disease vary from time as the condition gets worse,
Early symptoms: it includes forgetting information, straight thinking, confusion, challenges in understanding simple tasks as it directly affects the brain causing it to swindle.
Severe symptoms: with time the condition of a patient gets worse, showing prominent brain damage like behavior changes, trouble understanding visuals and relationships, difficulty in talking and swallowing, bafflement, not being able to walk straight.
Increasing age is the biggest risk factor of this disease as it does not include normal aging. Most people who have this are under 65, and the 65+ aged people are approximately 200,000.
Alzheimer's disease diagnosis:
To discover if the patient is suffering from Alzheimer’s or is it some other problem physicians use the following methods,
Medical test: There is not just one medical test that can determine the exact condition of an individual so for that that various tests like the mental test, diagnostic tests, brain visualization, neurological and physical tests are performed and also the patient’s past medical record is analyzed.
Prevention and cure:
There are no exact cure ore cautions to prevent this disease but an early diagnosis can be helpful in many ways like consulting a doctor as soon as you see some basic symptoms of this disease can provide medical benefits like even if this disease can’t be cured but early treatment can help decrease the symptoms and early treatment can also save up money and saves us from long-term treatments.