Before we can discuss Alzheimer’s early signs and what you should be on the lookout for. I Want to describe a little bit about what Alzheimer” disease is. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that is growing at alarming rates, as the baby boomer generation progresses into their 60s and soon to be in their 70s and 80s this degenerative disease may reach epidemic levels.
Presently in United States there are over 5 million sufferers, Alzheimer’s disease, with hundreds of thousands of more cases each year researchers are scrambling to find a cure. This disease slowly damages the brain, impacting one’s memory, reasoning capabilities, and judgment. Although the disease is a slow mover, taking from 5 to 20 years to fully mature, researchers have been just as slow to find a cure.
Early signs of Alzheimer’s disease play no favorites they can affect anyone despite age or gender. Although it’s primary target seems to be the older generation, people 65 and over. There are some cases on record of 30-year-olds experiencing Alzheimer’s, but they are rare. The main target of this disease is the elderly. I myself being a baby boomer have done extensive research on this crippling disease.
Every time I misplace my keys, or can’t recall where I placed my glasses I can’t help but wonder. Am I going to be one of those statistics? The truth is only one out of every 10 people over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s in some form, however 50% of that group are over the age of 85.
Age is only one factor to consider when we think about Alzheimer’s. Your family history of dementia could very well make you predisposed to this condition. Alzheimer’s disease is considered to be an effect of a genetic mutation. However after careful examination you’ll find there are many instances where researchers believe that there are other reasons aside from genetics that may cause this disease.
A large problem with diagnosing early signs of Alzheimer’s is that the symptoms are the same as age related memory loss. The first sign is memory loss which is common and anyone can have periods of forgetfulness. However, Alzheimer’s suffers will also experience confusion and disorientation. They will have trouble doing ordinary things they once did easily. Simple tasks like balancing their checkbook become impossible.
Here is another example of a difference with Alzheimer’s and normal memory loss. Memory loss is fairly common and will not affect tasks that were once easily performed. You will also have no difficulty in learning new things. While Alzheimer’s disease patience’s will notice a continuous loss of memory, and may begin to struggle to read as well as write and not be able to concentrate. Their Personality will change in terms of the way they communicate with other people and the way they behave. Before the patient realizes the seriousness of this condition and seeks professional medical help. The disease has usually progressed to where friends and family have noticed this deterioration and are becoming concerned. Eventually Alzheimer’s patients will no longer recognize their friends and family.
In many cases the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s there is no dramatic change in personality, because the problem begins with memory. As the disease progresses you may notice the patient becoming depressed or suspicious. Suspicion may arise as the patient doesn’t recognize the people around them. They may also become extremely fearful when they don’t recognize their surroundings.
As this crippling disease progresses not only does it steal the patient of his or her memory, but as it worsens the patient will become incapable of taking care of themselves . The loss of dignity and not being able to take care of their own personal needs becomes difficult for their loved ones to bear.
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