World Alzheimer Day 2019: What is Alzheimer Disease?

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Today is World Alzheimer Day,  21 Sept. 2019. Alzheimer is a progressive brain disorder which gradually destroy your memory capacity. If you are feeling anger, irritability and gradual forgetting of everyday little things in day to day life, these can be starting symptoms of Alzheimer Disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. Like dementia, in Alzheimer’s, the patient feels difficulty in remembering any object, person or event and also expresses his feelings.

You can avoid Alzheimer’s and dementia by taking precautions such as mind management, healthy lifestyle and distance from drugs.

What is Alzheimer Disease and Its Reasons:

Alzheimer’s is a disease of amnesia. Its symptoms include lack of memory, inability to take decisions, difficulty speaking, etc. Blood pressure, diabetes, modern lifestyle and head injury increase the chances of getting this disease. There is no permanent cure for this disease occurring around the age of 60 years. With aging, brain cells (neurons) begin to shrink in many people. As a result, some chemicals are reduced inside neurons and some chemicals are increased. This condition is called Alzheimer’s disease in medical language. Among other reasons, 30 to 40 percent of cases are genetic. In addition, head injury, viral infections, and stroke can also cause Alzheimer’s symptoms, but such symptoms cannot be called Alzheimer’s disease.

There are many reasons for Alzheimer’s. The biggest risk in this is people who already have diabetes, hypertension, thyroid and any kind of chronic disease. Apart from this, disorganized lifestyle like alcohol, cigarettes, not eating on time, stress, history of someone in the family having Alzheimer’s. Apart from this, nutritional factors like vitamin B deficiency, loneliness, mental illness.

The chemical that Brain Sales produces is called acetylcholine. As the brain cells shrink, the process of manufacturing acetylcholine decreases. The process of reducing acetylcholine and other chemicals is enhanced through drugs. With aging, the decrease of brain chemicals is a natural physiological process, but in Alzheimer’s disease, this neurochemical is much faster. We cannot cure this disease (here it means to remove the disease), but giving medicine definitely gives relief to the patient. Investigation: Positron emission tomography (PET) examination reveals this disease. MRI examination is also done.

BPN 14770 :

A new drug called BPN 14770 also has been discovered for the patients of Alzheimer. So, People can consult the doctor for this drug and can start treatment for betterment.

Haldi( Turmeric) is much beneficial in this disease:

Another quality of turmeric rich in qualities has been revealed. New research claims that commonly used turmeric in India can improve memory at a growing age and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. American researchers noted the effect of curcumin supplementation on the brains of dementia sufferers. Curcumin is a chemical compound found in turmeric. Earlier studies revealed the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of this compound. This is probably the reason why Alzheimer’s problem is found less in the elderly of India.

A person struggling with memory loss should take medication regularly in consultation with a doctor. Some causes of Alzheimer’s can be successfully treated with surgery. Surgery is successful in some cases if the person suffers from Alzheimer’s due to reasons such as subdural hematoma, normal pressure hydrocephalus and brain tumor or head injury.

Apart from this, patients and their families need to pay attention to some other things as well…

Motivate the patient to lead an active life. Make the surrounding environment happy.
Do a little physical work.
Think about how to keep yourself happy.
If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, keep your diet regular and take medicines on time.

Patients often get out of the house and wander off. In such a case, keep the identity card in the patient’s pocket or wear a locket with phone number written on them.
Patients often fall and get injured. Therefore, give a strong stick or walker to the patient.
Try to keep the routine of the patient comfortable and regular.


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