Alzheimer in India – an incurable disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), also known in medical literature as Alzheimer disease, is the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for the disease, which worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death.
Like all great world populations, the vast population of India (world’s 2nd largest) is facing a crisis among the elderly and infirm.
The crisis is the terrible degenerative disease of Alzheimer’s that can affect anyone at any time without warning and linger until it takes its final, terminal toll on the victim. Health issues are unexpected but it is our responsibility to be prepared to overcome them.
The condition usually begins to manifest itself in patients in their 50’s but may not occur until later and, in rare cases, can present itself as early-onset Alzheimer’s by victims in their 40’s the symptoms of this horrifying condition are as mysterious as its origins.
They may begin with memory loss of trouble with language skills and increase into irritability and angry outbursts.
Because ofits degenerative nature the disease leads to full blown dementia and loss of even basic motor skills as the patient drifts further and further away from their more natural and normal selves.
Alzheimer’s in India is quickly becoming more and more common as the society expands into of the worlds largest and fast moving industrial giants in the world and the economy of India continues to grow along with the already massive population.
Patients of this dreaded condition require constant care and medical attention especially when the disease reaches the advanced stage and although the condition is fatal it is not uncommon for a patient to linger for years and years in a haze, helpless, semi-vegetative state, requiring help with even the most basic of bodily functions.
Alzheimer’s in India must be addressed and overcome. Please help where you can and give back to those who gave so much to us.

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Mental disorder by Alzheimer’s Disease

Among the mental disabilities and diseases Alzheimer disease is a difficult one to treat. It is very difficult for the patient of this disease to be cured it can also lead to death as well. It is a form of dementia, which is a brain disorder. Because of this disorder, a human brain cannot perform the daily activity.
The disease of Alzheimer begins at a slower rate. Initially, it captures brain and slowly it overcomes human thoughts, activities and language as well. People start having trouble in remembering things and the one evident sign is forgetting names of other persons. Forgetting is not a big issue but when these people are compared with the same age group, the frequency of forgetting names and other things are very high in patients of this disease as compared to the age-fellows.
For Alzheimer’s treatment, it is very important to diagnose it in very early stages. One should know the symptoms first. As we discussed forgetfulness as a major symptom but the others are, having problem in solving small issues, having confusion in time, date and month, problem faced in doing family activities of daily routine, misplacing things, poor judgment and problem in speaking and writing as well.
After the diagnosis of the disease, the next and important step is the treatment of the disease. The recovery is all what matters. There are drugs and therapies that are used for treating this mental disorder. Sometimes drugs alone can play the part but drugs and therapy are the combination selected for the treatment of Alzheimer’s treatment. There are different drugs and your consultant will choose the best for you by keeping in view the factors like age, acceptance of the drug by the body and the level of the disease as well. Hence, early diagnosis is the best way to get cured from Alzheimer disease.

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Alzheimer’s – Common warning signs

Alzheimer’s is a disease which affects our memory and thinking capabilities. In its initial stages it affects our memory, but in later stages this cause adverse effects on daily life routine. Beware of the disease and consider various symptoms to stop the problem. It has some specific and clear symptoms in its initial stages. Check below warning signs of the disease to take some precautionary measures immediately.
• The first most common sign is the memory loss. You may forget dates and events and they recall them later. This state of forgetting things may be an initial sign of the brain disease.
• You start facing a problem in solving matters and daily plans. You may not able to handle numbers and checkbooks to figure out the calculation. The challenges you face may be a warning sign of the growing Alzheimer’s.
• People start facing problems in handling their daily home tasks. They even find difficult in recording programs and memorizing rules of the games.
• In some middle stages people face this problem and the warning sign is the time and place loss. They cannot recognize where they are and how much time has been passed.
• This brain disease also affects chromatic vision. You will not be able to recognize color and visual picture due to the effect on the brain.
• One warning sign of the Alzheimer’s is to forget words and spellings. You may not continue your speech and forgets what to speak later on. Difficulty in speaking and making words with letters is also a sign of the disease.
Other symptoms of the disease include leaving social activities and gathering, facing difficulties in decision making and talking with other people. One warning sign of the brain problem is to avoid your favorite task. Changes in mood are also observed.
You should consult a conductor if you find above mentioned sign and changes in your personality.

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Facts about Alzheimer’s disease

Human body is interconnected and is designed to perform many activities at the same time. Human memory is very crucial in predicting the daily routine performance. There are many factors that determine the performance of human memory. A set of diseases are there which affects the performance of the human brain and these are called as the memory related diseases. One of the diseases is the Alzheimer’s disease or disorder and that is much like the dementia. The disease progresses with the passage of time and as a person gets older and older the disease also matures. There are more than 26 Million patients of this disease worldwide and this number is increasing with each passing second. This disease is a genetic disorder and currently there is no way to control this disorder. The disease is said to affect the people of all sexes and ages and this disease progresses with the passage of time.
The cause of this disease is not fully researched by the scientists. The current research has predicted that this disease can be related with the tangles and plaques in the brain. Current treatment options are also related to the minimization of the symptoms. This disease progresses and there is no available treatment for stopping the progression. As this disease is genetic so it is better to avoid the cousin marriages. The family or cousin marriages are very common in many of the countries in Asia especially Pakistan and India. These marriages are mimicking the causes that lead towards the development of this brain disorder. The genes are inherited from the father and mother chromosomes and these are very important in predicting the disease. This disease is affecting many hundreds and thousands of individual across the world and there is a need to spread the literacy related to the disease.

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The correlation between turmeric and Alzheimer’s

Modern medical research has found a strong correlation between Alzheimer’s disease and the intake of turmeric. Turmeric – a spice from the ginger family that is yellow in color is domestically grown in the Indian subcontinent. The use of turmeric in India dates back to ancient times, in fact turmeric is a spice that is part of almost any Indian food recipe. Apart from food, turmeric has various other uses, it is known the world over for its anti bacterial, anti inflammatory, antitumor antispasmodic, anti allergic properties and hence is used in medicines, cosmetics etc. In the science of Ayurveda Turmeric is a herb that is extremely beneficial in treating various diseases – let us now understand how turmeric can be beneficial in treating Alzheimer’s.
The correlation or link up is attributed to the presence of the antioxidant curcumin – an active ingredient in turmeric known for its anti inflammatory effect. Curcumin that is found in turmeric has radical scavenging properties thereby preventing damage that can be caused to the cells of our body by free radicals. And it is this oxidant damage that is substantially responsible in the development of AD or Alzheimer’s disease. In an experiment conducted on mice, it was proved that the development and growth of amyloid plaques were substantially reduced with the ingestion of turmeric.
Amyloid plaques in the brain of these mice caused inflammation and impairment to the cells in the brain. Amyloid plaques or the accumulation of protein elements is linked to the accumulation of free radicals that in turn damage cells of the nerves. Alzheimer’s alleviation could be based upon this ability of curcumin in turmeric to combat the development of plaque. Incidentally Alzheimer’s disease in adults in their sixties and seventies in India is far less when compared to adults of the same age in the US.

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The four Early warning Symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD)

Alzheimer’s disease or what we call dementia is a disease of the brain which causes a slow yet steady decline in the memory power, reasoning and thinking ability of an individual. Here are the 4 early warning symptoms:

1. Loss of Memory power affecting the normal daily life of an individual is the most common warning symptom. A person tends to forget information that was just told to him/ her or forgets something that was just read or heard only a while back. The person may ask the same question or information repeatedly.

2. Face difficulty in planning, decision making and solving problems. Individuals face a change or hardship in their ability when it comes to following a systematic approach or plan and even find working with numbers difficult. In such a situation a person may experience trouble follow a recipe that was actually familiar to the person or may even find the task of keeping a record of monthly utility bills challenging and take more than the required amount of time to accomplish regular tasks. They may also face difficulty or hardship when trying to concentrate on something.

3. Find it challenging to accomplish regular home chores, work commitments or even leisure activities. Alzheimer patients usually find it challenging to manage and complete routine tasks. Some individuals may even face trouble in recollecting routes when driving across to familiar locations in the vicinity. Managing and maintaining a monthly budget or even recollecting rules of their favorite game can be rather challenging for such individuals.

4. Are confused with places and timings. These individuals tend to lose track of weekdays, weekends, months, seasons and even normal day to day calendar dates. A person with Alzheimer’s may even fail to recollect the location they have reached to, how they reached to the particular location or for what they had come.

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Treating Alzheimer’s disease with the help of Ayurveda

Alzheimer’s is a disease that refers to the developing deterioration of the brain. Slow and steady loss of memory, poor cerebral ability, mental deterioration and change in personality are generally the predominant symptoms connected to the disease. Ayurveda carries the ability to treat Alzheimer’s, though the treatment does not promise a complete cure. As a matter of fact, no field of medicine has a complete cure to offer Alzheimer’s patients, as of today.

In fact even this treatment for Alzheimer’s through Ayurveda is in a progressing state, with Ayurveda scientists looking for effective curative properties in herbs like the Brahmi.

Ayurveda approaches diseases with the viewpoint that all diseases occur on account of an imbalance in the human body. The foundation of the science of Ayurveda is based on the concept of Tridosha – in accordance to which a person’s daily food, actions and thoughts have to be in composition with the Tridoshas.

According to the principles of Ayurveda, Alzheimer’s is caused as a result of the imbalance in vata – this imbalance is quite common as a person begins to grow in age. Alzheimer’s disease affects the vata – in the tissues of the central nervous system of the body – mainly the brain which then slowly becomes imbalanced.

Ayurveda therapy treatment in Alzeihmer patients begins with a vata balancing diet. Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) in the powdered form along with either ghee or milk is included in the patient’s daily diet. This helps charge and soothe the vata.

An oil massage daily, prior to a bath is also considered significant in this form of treatment. Ayurveda specialized preparations for Alzheimer’s treatment that are made from rice have proved highly beneficial to the patients besides providing the required nutrients to the old age person.

Herbs such as Brahmi and Ashwagandha that serve as nerve tonics are mainly used in treating Alzheimer’s disease through the science of Ayurveda.

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Lack of Sleep Can Lead To Alzheimer’s disease

In case you are struggling to get a good night’s sleep for many days and you feel that it might just be a normal routine problem that you are facing, well hang on. It can just be an invitation to a more severe disease known as Alzheimer’s disease, a disease known to be one of the most destructive type of dementia.

There are various types of dementia when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease. Some of the common symptoms of dementia are apraxia, aphasia, amnesia, acalculie and agrafia. Any person diagnosed with any of the above mentioned symptoms are likely to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Patients suffering from dementia can face serious behavioral problems which lead to disorientation of time, space and place. Some of the commonly known dementia is Lewy Body dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia caused by several strokes in the blood vessels of human brains etc.

Alzheimer’s disease is usually caused by tangles and plagues in the brain, thus interrupting the normal cognitive functions of the brain and hence result in any of the above mentioned symptoms. This disease begins to progress slowly in the brain which eventually makes the patient lose their entire memory. Usually such disease takes place after a person crosses 60 years of age. There can occur strokes in the brain which are commonly known as vascular dementia.

In such cases, patients tend to remember nothing. They fail to remember even their names, recognize their relatives, their immediate family members such as brothers, sisters, parents etc. They begin to act just like a new born baby knowing nothing. During such crisis, it is very important that family members of these patients take utmost care of them and treat them just like a new born child. It would also be wise to hire a caretaker to look after such patients in the event it is difficult for family members to handle such patients.

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Maintain Your Brain by Lessening the Risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Gosh, the moment we lose our car keys, people tend to say – Oh! Looks like early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Well, it might be just a joke, but it can also be the beginning of this deadly disease. Alzheimer’s disease cannot be taken as a joke. It is a disease where patients forget their name; fails to recognize their family members, forget the place where they are staying etc. In short, the person behaves like a new born baby who does not remember and understand anything.

Here are some tips to help reduce the chances of Alzheimer’s disease affect your health.

1- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables – Remember how our mom used to force us to eat all the vegetables in our plate during our childhood. Well, they are absolutely right. Research conducted have found out that out of 1,800 men and women over 60 years of age and who drank fruit juice or vegetable juice a minimum of 3 times a week had a lesser chance of catching the Alzheimer’s disease as those who drank one glass per week. The reason is the antioxidants that fruit and vegetable juices contain. Fruits like berry and vegetables such as dark green leafy vegetables, citrus and tomatoes have high levels of antioxidants to help reduce the chance of this deadly disease.

2- Be more active – Try to make friends and remain active. This helps in stimulating the brain cells of the human body which in turn reduces the chances of this disease affect a person. Try to be cheerful and friendly.

3- Brain exercises – Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain and hence, it is important that we exercise our brain by playing brain related games such as puzzles, crosswords, memory and mental activity games etc.

Following the above points will definitely help patients reduce their chances of being affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

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Making mistakes while learning has memory benefits for older brains

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Is There Any Cure for Alzheimer’s disease?

Nobody in the world would like to end their life suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This is mainly because of the fact that this is a disease where a person tends to lose his or her memory power. They will not be able to recollect the faces of their immediate family members. As the disease begins to increase, these patients fail to even remember and recollect their very own name and their whereabouts. It is like they that have been born every single day. They will not be able to know who their children are, their spouse, their relatives etc. Everything will be a blank screen in front of them.

There is no treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. This disease usually takes place in patients after they cross 60 years of age. Children of such patients are often seen to be rude to them viewing the fact that they seem to remember nothing. But, we must also remember that this is a disease which is not within our control. It can occur to anyone, anytime and anywhere as they begin to grow old. Today, there are more than 4.5 million Americans suffer from this deadly disease and the number seems to keep increasing.

The best way to decrease the chances of Alzheimer’s disease in a person is to begin eating healthy meals. Most of the people in America are seen to have a liking for Junk food. Eating junk food continuously is known to be the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease. In the past, the consumption of junk food was low, but now even children as young as 5 to 6 years old seem to love junk food.

It is very important that we control our patience while dealing with people suffering with this disease as they will not remember anything and this attitude from such patients can agitate us.

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Making mistakes while learning has memory benefits for older brains

A recent study by canadian researchers has found that learning things the hard way, i.e., via trial and error is more beneficial for the human brain than compared to the prevalent view that it would hurt memory performance. This might surprise a large body of science published literature which actually strives on error less learning for adults. The report say that in learning things which… More

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According to a new study published in an American journal,Physical activities during adulthood plays a vital role in old age.It is very tough to survive in the old age unless we maintain our physical performance and muscle strength in the adulthood by doing some physical activities.A study analyzed and reported LTPA levels at the age of 36,43,53.According to this investigation grip strength,standing balance and chair… More