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What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of Dementia that causes problems with loss memory.  It is a progressive disease, where symptoms gradually worsen over time.  It constitutes two thirds of cases of dementia in total.  The case were the gyres of the cerebral cortex separate and results in the irreversible loss of neurons.

Alzheimer's disease treatments cannot stop Alzheimer's from progressing, they can only temporarily slow the progression.  However, there is a worldwide effort under way to find better ways to treat and prevent the disease.  There is an Alzheimer's medication called  Namenda (memantine hydrochloride) which is available by prescription only, you may want to discuss with your doctor and see if you should take Namenda.

Alzheimer's disease Symptoms Checklist:

  1. Short term memory impairment
  2. Difficulty in performing familiar or everyday tasks
  3. Disorientation towards time, place and person
  4. Poor or decreased judgment
  5. Language difficulties
  6. Misplacing things and personal items
  7. Problems with abstract thinking and decision making
  8. Changes in mood or behavior
  9. Changes in personality
  10. Loss of initiative and drive
  11. Problems in self-expression