What is Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s is basically a brain disorder that slowly destroys the brain’s ability to imagine, remember, and learn. According to the Stanford/VA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Alzheimer’s is a progressive disorder of the brain that affects approximately four million Americans. Those suffering from Alzheimer’s eventually fail to recognize their own image and everything happening around them. There is no clear-cut timeline that differentiates between the normal symptoms of aging and those of Alzheimer’s. Therefore, it’s very important to get an immediate check-up when the level of personal functioning begins to change.

Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms

The prominent symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s are as follows:

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty in executing simple and easy tasks
  • Language problem
  • Disorientation in relation to place and time
  • Deceased and poor judgment
  • Problems in terms of abstract thinking
  • Misplacing things
  • Personality change
  • Frequent changes in behavior and mood
  • Lack of initiative

Alzheimer's disease slowly destroys the brain’s ability to imagine, remember, and learn.

Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

The regular treatment involved in Alzheimer’s basically makes use of anti-anxiety and sleeping medications. The research centers, like Alzheimer’s Research Trust in the UK, are in a continuous process of conducting research on this disease. Most of the patients suffering from Alzheimer’s also suffer from insomnia and have the habit of wandering out from their beds during the night. In case of being prescribed any medication, it is necessary to regularly reassess the developments of the disease on a frequent basis. In addition to this, the consumption of nutritional medications and supplements can interfere with the regular, prescribed treatment.

About the Author

John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, and publisher who earned his English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana (USA). He is the co-founder of a literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and calls the most beautiful places in the world his office. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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