Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects human beings

Alzheimer disease is a type of disease that affects millions of people every year across the world. This is a type of brain disorder where the disease begins to progress slowly as a person grow in age. This is a type of disease where the bacteria begin to eat the brain cells and the person slowly begins to lose their memory power.

It is very important that those who are looking after such patients ensure utmost care as they begin to lose memory too often. Alzheimer’s India also has many patients suffering from this deadly disease.

There is virtually no treatment invented for Alzheimer’s disease until today. However, there are chances to some extent to alleviate the symptom. Some of the common behavior found in patients suffering from this disease is depression and anger and caretakers must ensure that they in no way harm the patients when such a situation occurs. They must learn the art of coping with this disease. There are 2 types of symptoms relating to this disease – Behavioral symptoms and Cognitive Symptoms. Behavioral can be seen by the way a patient begins to behave while cognitive symptoms affect the thoughts, memory and plans of a patient.

Alzheimer’s treatment using drug therapy has proved to be somewhat successful. Using this method slows down the chemical processes running in a patient’s brain and does not actually work on changing the behavior of a patient. Drug named Donepezil has to be taken in all the 3 stages of this disease. Like all other medicines, these medicines too have its own side effects such as headache, nausea, dizziness and loss of appetite. It is recommended to take a physicians advise before administering any kind of treatment for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Also keep the doctor updated at each and every stage of the progress of the patient.

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