The disease Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia among older people. This neurodegenerative disease starts slowly. It first affects the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language, but it's going to get worse.
it Usually starts after the age of 60 years. Are risk factors the advanced age and have history family with alzheimer's disease. There is No treatment to cure the disease, although some drugs can help prevent for a limited time that the symptoms will get worse.
The early warning signs of alzheimer's, according to the National Institute of Aging USA, are:
-Have difficulty remembering things.
-ask the same question time and time again.
-Have problems to pay the bills, or to resolve simple operations of mathematics.
-Misplacing or losing objects or putting them in strange places.
Signs that may appear later :
-Forget how to brush their teeth or hair
-to Be confused in terms of time, people and places.
-Forget the names of common things, such as a desk, a house, or an apple.
-Wander away from their home.
Due to advanced age some older people may suffer from a condition called mild cognitive impairment (MCI) . This can be an early sign of Alzheimer's, but not all will develop the disease. People with MCI can take care of themselves and conduct their normal activities. The memory problems of DCL may include:
-Lose items often.
-Forget about going to events or appointments.
-to Have more problems to find words for other people of the same age.
In these cases, it is also important to have a follow up doctors to detect possible changes.Updated Date: 21 September 2019, 08:01