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Alzheimer’s Causes, Symptoms & Treatments


Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of memory loss or dementia. This disease is usually diagnosed in people over the age of 65 (or we can say that about 1 in 8 people over 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s) but it may appear at an earlier age.

Most often, the disease begins with a disorder of short-term memory, that is, a person easily forgets the information received recently, and at the same time easily reproduces facts and data relating to the distant past. So if you feel any symptoms like memory loss or something visit your nearest Neurology hospital in Delhi for early diagnosis.


Risk factors for Alzheimer’s include: • Age - Alzheimer’s is directly proportional to age. People over 65 years are more prone to developing this disease.

• Family history - People who have a parent or relative with Alzheimer’s are at a greater of developing this disease.

• Head injury - Any injury to the brain can lead to a sudden or a gradual loss in the nerve cells.

• Down Syndrome - Research shows that people with Down syndrome are likely to develop Alzheimer’s at an early age.


Understanding the symptoms of Alzheimer’s: The most common symptom is loss of memory. However, over time the person might start having other symptoms which will affect his work as well as his personality.


Trouble focusing - People with Alzheimer’s have trouble concentrating on a single task. They are disoriented and will try to do multiple things together without completing any.

Social withdrawal- Due to memory loss they might not remember the different people in their life. This will cause them to disengage with people and isolate themselves

Inability to perform daily tasks - People with Alzheimer’s are unable to perform simple tasks like dressing themselves, bathing, eating food, driving or playing their favourite game.

Trouble conversing- Vocabulary and grammar take a hit from Alzheimer’s. Hence, a person will not be able to form grammatically correct meaningful sentences. This will make it difficult for him to talk with others.

Mood swings - Alzheimer's even causes people to have constant mood changes. They will be upset at one moment and excited in the next. Depression, anxiety, fear, etc also occurs more frequently.


What causes Alzheimer’s? :

Alzheimer’s is characterized by altering of the brain cells. The number of healthy brain cells decreases and they may also form the following flaws:

• Neurofibrillary tangles - The fibres twist around in the brain and doesn't allow the passage of nutrients from one cell to another.

• Plaques- A plaque build-up near the nerves in the brain makes the nerve connections weaker. Poor nerve connections mean they will not be able to pass the message efficiently and may even die over time.


What are the various treatment options? :

Presently, there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s. However, there are various therapies available to manage the symptoms:

• Hormone Replacement Therapy - Studies suggested that female hormone estrogen can help in strengthening the nerve connections. Hence, women who went through Hormone Replacement therapy post menopause were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s.

• Art and music therapies - These therapies will help manage their mood and behaviour. It might also trigger past memories and help strengthen connections or recollect memory.

• Medications - Certain medicines to help elevate mood or manage insomnia, depression, anxiety, etc are given to the patient to help him cope with the symptoms.


Alzheimer’s can also be reduced by participating in social events, reading, exercising and by getting adequate sleep. Since there is no proper cure available, it’s necessary to undergo required therapies and take precautions for a healthy mind! For further queries, visit the best Neurology hospital in Delhi today! Call: 8010994994

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Alzheimer’s: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments  

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of memory loss or dementia. This disease is usually diagnosed in people over the age of 65 (or w...

Alzheimer’s: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments  

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of memory loss or dementia. This disease is usually diagnosed in people over the age of 65 (or w...

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