Alzheimer's is a disease that steals a person from their memory. As a first step those people will have hard time remembering recent events, even though they might easily recall things that happened few years ago.
Slowly as time goes other symptoms will appear which includes:
- Trouble in focusing things
- A hard time in doing small activities
- Often feeling confused or frustrated, especially at night
- Frequently mood swings, outbursts of anger, anxiety, and depression
- Often feeling disoriented and getting lost easily
- Facing physical problems like an odd walk or poor coordination
- Having trouble communicating
Sometimes People with Alzheimer's might forget their loved ones. Even they might forget how to dress themselves, feed themselves, and use the toilet.
Alzhemer’smakes brain tissue break down over time. Normally it affects the people over age 65.
Statistics says that a person can live with Alzheimer's disease for just a few years or for a few decades also. This disease affects about 1 in 8 people age 65 and over. The ratio of Women are more likely to get affected by this disease than men.
Reasons for Alzheimer's Disease?
Normally people who get affected by Alzheimer's disease are usually older, but this disease isn’t a normal part of aging. Researchers and Scientists aren’t sure why some people get it and others don’t. But they say that the symptoms of this disease causes seem to come from two main types of nerve damage
- Some nerve cells get tangles they are called neurofibrillary tangles.
- The protein deposits called beta-amyloid plaques; they get build up in the brain.
- Still now, the researchers and the scientists aren’t sure what causes this damage or how it affects.But there is a protein in blood called apolipoprotein, which the body uses to move cholesterol in the blood.
- Few types of ApoE that may be linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer's. May be that it could also be a form of it cause brain damage. Many researchers and scientists think that it plays a role in building the plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.
- The ApoE, whether or not partly causes Alzheimer's, genes almost certainly play a role in the disease. If someone with a parent who had the disease is more likely to have it, too.
- Moreover, there is some evidence that people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol have a greater chance of getting Alzheimer's. but very rarely, head injuries may be a reason, too the more severe they are, the greater the risk of Alzheimer's later in life.
- There are Scientists who are still studying many of these theories, now it’s very clear that the biggest risks linked to Alzheimer's disease are being older and having Alzheimer's in your family.