Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease (or progressive neurological disease). In general, the public believes that it is a disease that affects the memory of patients. And that’s right, memory is the first cognitive function to be affected. But she does not remain alone for long. In the long run, all cognitive functions will be affected, one quick or another. Alzheimer’s disease usually appears in people over 65 years of age. However, there are early signs. These first signs should alert us and people who experience them should consult their doctor.
What is Alzheimer’s disease?
The degeneration of neurons in the brain ends with their mass atrophy. Patients could no longer remember, and could no longer speak or gesture fluently. They can also lose concepts and knowledge gained during their lifetime. This can go up to how well they can properly hold a fork for feeding. Finally, they were no longer able to locate themselves in the right place or time. Thus, it is impossible for them to stand out.
Experts and scientists working on Alzheimer’s do not yet know where the disease comes from. What triggers it or what can stop it. However, they can say that this disease is not hereditary, in the vast majority of cases. This is whatobjection To read it in interviews in columns Women’s magazine. Two doctors give numbers and details in their latest article on Alzheimer’s disease. Thus, we can also note that it relates to 5% of people over 65 and 20% of people over 80 years old. As well as 5% of people over the age of 40 years.
Finally, there are three stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The first lasts from 2 to 5 years, which is the period during which the diagnosis is made. The second stage is the longest stage and is the heart of the disease. The third stage is the last and lasts about 3 years. So this last period is when symptoms get worse and worse.
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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
It is a non-exhaustive listobjection Submit it here. Not only are they not comprehensive but in addition they are symptoms that can also be signs of other neurocognitive diseases. However, this is a list from the official Canadian Alzheimer’s website. Therefore, if one of these symptoms concerns you, do not hesitate to contact your doctor.
Those that affect daily life should be of concern to you. In people with Alzheimer’s disease, these omissions lead to disruption on a daily basis and simple, up-to-date information disappears.
Difficulty performing familiar tasks
What was taken for granted no longer really made sense. People with Alzheimer’s disease are no longer able to cook or make their beds. Even turning on the TV can be a challenge.
These language disorders result in disjointed or even incoherent notes. A person who uses one word for another does not realize how difficult it is for those around him to understand it.
Confusion in time and place
When you get lost from the bedroom to the kitchen or don’t remember the day. Alzheimer’s patients can get lost in the middle of the night while trying to get home, for example.
Every day, there is an alarming disappearance in France linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Often it is the desire to find a familiar place from their childhood that drives patients to escape.
Deprived of landmarks, they find themselves lost on the public highway. pic.twitter.com/2r4wTbSeQh
French Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases (FranceAlzheimer) September 21, 2021
The idea of risk and risk is no longer as important as it used to be. Simple choices, such as dressing lightly in summer, are no longer a given.
Difficulty with abstract concepts
Simple things like counting or arithmetic became incomprehensible, even unnecessary.
I misplaced things
Amnesia plays on the point. But people with Alzheimer’s disease seem to gradually lose common sense. They will then store things in places where there is no room for them.
Change in mood and behavior
Mood swings are daily and do not prevent. It will not be necessary to wait for the discomfort to appear for the patient to pass from laughing, anger, or crying in an instant.
All these changes cause great stress in patients. Therefore their confusion can make them fearful, angry and suspicious.
💬 “So far I have had the impression that I am holding on, but now I am tired”: Fatima, wife of an Alzheimer’s patient in # Savoy .
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loss of interest
Negativity and apathy are common in Alzheimer’s patients. but like objection As mentioned earlier, these are also neurocognitive signs that can indicate another illness such as depression.