Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting about 850,000 people in the UK.
The exact cause of the disease is unknown but there are many factors which increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Some of them are:
-a family history of the condition
-lifestyle factors and conditions associated with cardiovascular disease
This is a list of 6 early symptoms that will help you recognize Alzheimer’s disease:
Memory loss is one of the most common — and most easily spotted — symptoms. When the disease begins, people start forgetting some important events, dates, something they’ve recently learned and they just keep asking the same questions all the time. As the disease progresses, they start forgetting faces, names and important people who were a part of their life.
CHALLENGES IN SOLVING PROBLEMS OR PLANNING
There are people who start having changes in their ability to follow some work routine or a plan. They can’t concentrate and they need more time to do certain things they’ve already done before.
CHANGES IN VISION
Vision problems often appear while a patient develops Alzheimer’s disease. They can’t differ between colors, they have troubles with judging distance and can’t read anything clearly.
CONVERSATIONS AND WORDS ARE FRUSTRATING
Their complete vocabulary becomes hard. They start calling names by wrong names.
CHANGES IN PERSONALITY AND MOOD
People with Alzheimer’s are often suspicious, anxious, confused, depressed or fearful.
MISPLACING ITEMS OFTEN
They begin putting some things they use every day in some unusual places. Later, they can’t find them.
In case you or someone you know has some of these symptoms, you must consult your doctor as soon as possible to find if you are one of the millions of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.