Alzheimer’s disease – its facts

Those people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) often lose the power to remember things. At times healthy people might forget simple things such as where they left their car keys or where they have placed a file but patients suffering from AD usually fail to remember their own family members. They might even forget the names of their parents and siblings. They tend to ask a question repeated times as they fail to remember what was asked couple of minutes back. As the days pass by, their memory weakens only further leading to more frustration to the caretaker and family members.

It is still a long way before there can be any treatment with regards to Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists and researchers are working tirelessly as even today, there seems to be no evident cure to treat such diseases. Such diseases occur mostly in human beings who have crossed 60 years of age.

Most of the times, a caretaker is hired to handle patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Such patients might even experience intense mood swings and they can tend to get stubborn, defiant, aggressive, etc. Since there has been no proper medicine found for the treatment of this disease, patients suffering from such disease tend to survive for a period anywhere from 8 years to 20 years. But, remember, people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease will no longer be able to take care of themselves on their own. And hence, the decision to take care of them at home or to place them at a ‘patient care facility’ entirely depends upon you and your family members. The decision might be tough as he or she suffering from such disease might be one your beloved parents, sisters, brothers and you will have to prepare yourself before you take a decision when someone in your family suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.


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