What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain, when the brain cells die and are not renewable. The result is damage to memory, thinking and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which means mental deterioration.
What are the other reasons similar symptoms to Alzheimer’s?
Depression, lack of nutrients, a reaction between drugs, poisoning or instability .btfkod thyroid can cause symptoms identical to those of Alzheimer’s disease. If symptoms are often reversible by medical treatment revealed similar symptoms of stroke-related dementia, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Pick’s disease and AIDS.
What is the prevalence of the disease?
The estimated number is 4 million Americans and 70,000 Israelis have Alzheimer’s disease. The disease is the leading cause of death among four American adults. As the US population ages, the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease will increase. Israel’s expectation for 2020 is 120,000 patients. The higher the life expectancy increased incidence of Alzheimer’s disease.
Who is sick with Alzheimer’s?
Ten percent of the population over age 65 and nearly half from those over the age of 85 ill. Following the improvement in diagnostic methods and rising public awareness, doctors have seen an increase in patients diagnosed even younger ages. Alzheimer’s disease equally affects men and women of all races and from all socioeconomic levels of the public.
What are the reasons for Alzheimer’s disease?
The reason for the disease is still unknown and a cure has yet been found. Studies conducted worldwide in many a desire to find the causes and cures for the disease simultaneously conducted research on disease prevention.
What should I do if I saw signs of the disease in a family member?
Have an appointment with the doctor for comprehensive testing. Describe the signs which your observation and concern the doctor will refer you to a neurologist for further testing.
How Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed?
A definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is only possible post-mortem. However, progress has been made in recent years diagnostic tests enabling 80-90 percent accuracy in the diagnosis of disease by a doctor. There is no single test that enables diagnosis of the disease. A detailed medical history and medical examination is carried out and then conducted a series of neurological tests for a certain period. The goal ruled out any other possible cause symptoms.
What is the treatment for Alzheimer’s drugs?
Alzheimer’s disease is still no cure. There is a remedy which was also confirmed in Israel for treatment deteriorating memory and thinking ability that characterizes Alzheimer’s disease.
Help and assistance for Alzheimer’s patients
Elderly diagnosed with eligible for nursing law.
Ask the submission of the prosecution that the National Insurance Institute qualification under the law will be held in the presence of family. If the patient is likely to endanger himself or others have noted this to the nurse. Also if there were problems behavioral, functional or unusual incidents should be reported that during the visit