Alzheimer’s disease/senile is a condition in which some of the cells in the brain is not functioning. As a result, the brainpower dropped dramatically.
In the early phase, Alzheimer’s sufferers normally frequent short-term memory loss. For example, forget or can’t remember the events that just happened. In addition, patients also often forget the name of the place or even objects that are frequently used.
Alzheimer’s disease sufferers will experience a deterioration of intellectual function severe enough. This will cause interference on day-to-day activities as well as the social life of the sufferer.
Alzheimer’s disease occurs in chronical and cannot be recovered are intact. Up to now, there have been no drugs that can cure Alzheimer’s disease sufferers is 100%.
The risk of Alzheimer’s disease will increase as we get older. In most cases, the disease appears above the age of 65 years and more frequently attacked the women.
Some of the complications that can occur in people with Alzheimer’s disease/senile are:
Reluctant to conduct its normal activities
A change in attitude and peri
Changes in sleep patterns
It is difficult to communicate
Withdrawing from family and environment
Determination of diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease/senile, series can be done through interviews and some examination. The doctor will conduct an examination to assess the capability of remembering, a change in attitude, the degree of memory disorders occur, until the cause of the complaints.
To assess the mental health of a sufferer, then may be performed with the MMSE (Mini Mental State Examination). Additional checks may be carried out such as examination blood, MRI examination, the examination of CT-scan.
Early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease/senile, among others:
Easy to forget, even for things that are often carried out or new things to do.
Patients often experience disorientation, especially for a matter of time.
Difficulty in complex cognitive functions, such as mathematics or the activities of the organization.
If this condition continues, some complaints which can appear are:
Confusion and disorientation
A change in attitude, for example, become more aggressive or become more suspicious
Hallucinations or delusions
Problems in speaking
Difficult to perform actions without any help
Alzheimer’s disease/therapy for senile concerning some aspects, such as:
The use of drugs. The drug commonly used for therapy of Alzheimer’s disease/cholinesterase inhibitor is senile (such as Donepezil), Memantine, antidepressants, anti drugs to anxious and insomnia.
Therapeutic environment. In this case, it concerns how to make Alzheimer’s sufferers feel more comfortable. For example, by laying out the important things in life (wallet, keys) in the same place every day. Be sure also to Alzheimer’s sufferers brought regardless of the cell phone while traveling.
Examination the doctor regularly.
Lifestyle changes. Do exercise regularly and increase your intake of nutrients daily. Some vitamins can help Alzheimer’s disease is the Omega-3, curcumin, ginkgo, and vitamin E.
Some of the things you can do to prevent the disease of Alzheimers/senile are:
Avoid alcohol consumption in large numbers
Food consumption and higher (containing vegetables and fruit)
Exercising at least 150 minutes a week
To do routine checks to doctors
Activate your brain in a way a lot of reads, write, learn the language, play a musical instrument, playing tennis, swimming and running.
The cause of the
Up to now not yet known the exact cause of Alzheimer’s disease/senile. Even so, there are a number of risk factors for the emergence of this disease, namely:
Family history of suffering from Alzheimer’s
A history of head injury
Lifestyle-related risk factors for cardiovascular disease