Symptoms of Alzheimer's
As an individual grows old he or she
often exhibits a forgetfulness of simple
information and a lack of adequate reflexes.
Although Alzheimer's disease begins
with these symptoms it is much more
complex and detrimental. Alzheimer's
disease is essentially a brain degenerative
disease and it progressively affects
the nervous system. Parts of the brain
that are affected by Alzheimer's disease
lose the ability to perform the function
for which they are responsible, and
this severely harms the quality of the
patient's life. Forgetfulness increases
as more brain tissue deteriorates and
mild memory loss progresses into confusion,
depression and distinct behavioral changes.
These symptoms may also be accompanied
by aggression, which is the most common
reason for patients of Alzheimer's disease
to be sent to assisted facilities.
find it difficult to complete their
daily routines and they forget recently
accomplished tasks in addition to losing
the ability to adequately evaluate situations
and made sensible decisions. Sudden
mood swings, lethargy and the lack of
enthusiasm are also common symptoms
of Alzheimer's disease.
patients of Alzheimer's disease become
completely dependent on their families.
It is particularly disheartening for
family members when the patients are
unable to recognize or respond to their
Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
alteration of brain cells occurs before
the physical symptoms of Alzheimer's
disease are observed and the fact that
its initial signs are similar to symptoms
related to increasing age complicate
the early recognition of Alzheimer's
disease. By the time Alzheimer's disease
can be accurately diagnosed, it is already
too late to prevent its progress. Furthermore,
the disease is incurable but its symptoms
may be managed.
is the best way to control Alzheimer's
disease. Some simple strategies to prevent
this disease are:
an active physical and social life.
the body and brain regularly. To
exercise the brain, an individual
should engage in mentally challenging
activities such as solving puzzles,
learning new things and practicing
and consume foods that are beneficial
for the nervous system and the aging
process. Some of these foods are
blueberries, nuts, fish, carrots,
herbs, and fresh vegetables. Include
many colorful foods, foods rich
in anti-oxidants, and those possessing
that are rich in fat and high in
calories such as processed foods,
fried foods and refined carbohydrates.
and alcohol consumption.
Alzheimer's disease and act proactively,
particularly if other family members
have been diagnosed with the disease.
qualified doctor if early stage
symptoms including forgetfulness
and confusion are detected to ensure
that the disease may be properly
Improve brain and
in mature adults
natural memory enhancement.