Alzheimer’s disease – A lethal disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a disease wherein a person tends to lose their memory as they begin to grow in age. This disease usually takes place in humans who are over 50 or 60 years of age. It affects the mental part of a human being and completely stops a person’s thinking process.

The progress might be slow or fast in a person, in either way the end result will remain the same as there seems to be no cure yet found out for this deadly disease. As the disease begins to grow in a human brain, they tend to behave like a new born baby who does not remember anything about anybody. These people fail to remember even their immediate family members such as their spouse, children, siblings etc. Moreover, they even tend to forget their name and eventually they will remember nothing.

Those who are having such patients at home are required to provide them with the utmost love and affection though there can virtually be no cure for its treatment. People usually tend to get angry and upset when patients suffering from AD behave in this manner. But, we must remember that this is a disease just like any other disease such as heart disease, lung disease etc. Though there are treatments for heart and lung disease, AD does not have any treatment and a patient’s health tends to deteriorate as they begin to grow in age. The saddest part is that when they leave the world, they carry with them nothing. No sweet memories about their past or about their family members. The increase in patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease has only been growing every year across the globe and time and again research is being conducted to find a suitable cure for this deadly disease. Hopefully one day, our scientists will help find the best treatment for this disease which will help thousands of patients across the globe.

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Alzheimer’s disease – An Old Age Disease

It has been found out that Alzheimer’s disease affects not less than 5.8 million Americans every year. If this is the ratio of the people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States alone, one can estimate the ratio across the entire globe. It is even said that the number will only keep increasing and by mid century, which is by the year 2050, research conducted says that this disease will affect approximately 16 million Americans every year.

This is a disease which usually occurs in people over 50 years of age and once the disease has been diagnosed, their lives tend to be cut into half. Until today, there has been no cure for this deadly disease. It can be fatal. As the disease begins to progress, patients tend to forget everything. Initially during the starting stage, patients begin to forget simple things that have been told to them but as the disease begins to grow, they even fail to remember and recognize their immediate family members such as their spouse, children etc. They will even forget their own names and there is hardly any cure for such a disease. Alzheimer’s disease is called as a memory loss disease mainly because the disease once takes charge in a human body starts destroying the brain cells one by one.

Nobody would ever wish to end their lives with such a disease as they will end up dying without being able to recognize any members of their family. This disease has been the main cause of study in recent years as it has been found out that the percentage of people being affected by this disease only keeps increasing every year. This disease is not hereditary. It means that in case a member of the family has been diagnosed with this disease; it does not mean that their entire family will suffer eventually. Even heart diseases can be cured but unfortunately there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Making mistakes while learning has memory benefits for older brains

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Symptoms and how to cope with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of disease which affects the human brain wherein certain brain cells fail to function. The memory cells are the most affected in such cases along with other brain cells that help in computing. During the first and the second stage of this disease, it becomes difficult even for doctors to find out the symptoms of this disease mainly because they are unable to find out any particular symptoms associated with this disease. Infact, most of us tend to take it for granted that elderly people begin to lose memory due to their old age (remember this disease usually occurs in patients over 60 years of age) and hence stage one and stage two does not provide any kind of indication to people taking care of their family members who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

But when a patient reaches stage three, it becomes more relevant to know that they are suffering from this deadly disease because patients who reach stage three fail to recognize even their immediate family members, fail to remember their name and even fail to do simple math calculations. They might become perplexed and confused and even suffer from symptoms such as depression and anger. As the disease advances, they will tend to wander here and there and eventually even walk away from home and they will not even know where they are heading towards.

Sadly there is no cure even when the disease is diagnosed. However, certain things can be followed in such patients such as keeping them in safe homes under the guidance of a caretaker. Handling patients suffering from such disease who have crossed stage three can be quite a difficult job since there has been no treatment found for this disease. Counseling and family therapy might help the patient with some relief but their memory might never return.

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Making mistakes while learning has memory benefits for older brains

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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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Making mistakes while learning has memory benefits for older brains

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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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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

A lifetime of physical activity yields measurable benefits as we age

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Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s India is a type of disease which can be called as slow poisoning. It does not affect a patient immediately instead it starts affecting the brain cells of a patient as they grow in age. This disease usually occurs in patients who are over 60 years of age.

There is no cure for this kind of disease. Slowly the patient begins to lose their memory and it gets further worsened until the patient dies. Patients affected by Alzheimer’s disease are seen to have memory loss, unable to follow any instructions provided to them, disorientation etc. It is during such times that family members of the patients close to them take care of their illness. There are specially trained caretakers who can be assigned to take care of people suffering from such kind of disease. The main thing one must remember while handling a patient is the need to have patience and control over one’s mind. Most of us tend to shout and scold patients when they lose their memory instantly. We do not realize that, it is the disease that has made this memory loss in the patient for which they are not at all responsible. Therefore, we as guardians of such patients need to have self control of our mind and body and we should not try to overreact to such a situation.

This kind of disease affects very slowly and therefore family members must be prepared to face all the consequences when such a disease affects their loved ones. Nevertheless, as mentioned earlier, this kind of disease affects mostly in senior citizens over 60 years of age. Even though there is no complete remedy for Alzheimer’s treatment, doctors will still try to minimize its effect by providing them some kind of medication. For this it is important to know the medical history of the patient.

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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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Alzheimers disease – Malfunctioning of the brain

Alzheimers disease is a type of disease which does not have any treatment even today. It slowly keeps increasing until it takes away the life of the patient. This kind of disease usually affects human beings who are over 60 and 65 years of age, though rarely it can occur in humans below 60 years.

The disease affects both the patients and their caretaker. It becomes a very challenging situation for their caretaker to handle patients suffering from Alzheimers disease. Some of the main problems faced with this disease is the patient’s inability to follow instructions, loss of memory, disorientation etc. This is a type of brain disorder which affects about more than 5 million in American alone. This disease is considered to be very dangerous as it completely destroys different cells of the brain and thus cause memory loss problems.

Studies have proved that India has very low percentage of people suffering from this deadly disease mainly because Indians use turmeric in most of the dishes they prepare. Turmeric is considered to control this disease and use of it in daily food right from young age will drastically reduce this disease affect a person. This is the only natural cure that is currently available.

Though there are no specific treatments and medicines to cure this disease, doctor’s will be able to diagnose this disease after carefully studying the patients age, health, medical history, acceptance of the patients with certain type of therapies etc. Since the disease affects the brain cells, there is no treatment to bring the cells back. That is the reason why this disease takes the life of a patient in the long run. The disease cannot be diagnosed at an earlier stage as the cause of this disease is not known and hence it becomes difficult to administer Alzheimers treatment to a patient.

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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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Better mattresses improve care, cut hospital costs

In Emergency Departments elderly patients are at high risk for pressure ulcers in part because they spend long hours lying on hard surfaces. “Most pressure ulcers are preventable, which is why the U.S. centers for Medicare services considers them a never event.Health Economics and Technology Assessment collaborative “upgrading quality mattresses would save money and improve quality of life”, for elderly patients in emergency departments.Pressure ulcers are huge but under-appreciated problem across multiple settings in our health care systems.

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Better mattresses improve care, cut hospital costs

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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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Alternative health-care funding in Canada will not lower costs, experts say

Alternative funding for health care in Canada ill not lower costs nor it will help in financial stability. The researchers have put forward solutions like increased taxes,private heath insurance and many others.Canada’s health care costs are similar to that of other developed countries.The rate of spending for health care has outstripped the country’s economy growth so it’s a major concern in all developed countries.Most of the people cannot afford private insurance.The modern health care systems need to be improved with investments .Dr.Bhatia says that these finances are not well supported by evidences and Canadians can’t go down that road.

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Alternative health-care funding in Canada will not lower costs, experts say

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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

Small hippocampus associated with depression in the elderly: Risk factor or shrinkage?

Imaging studies have repeatedly found that people with depression have smaller hippocampal volumes than healthy individuals. The hippocampus is a brain region involved in learning and memory, spatial navigation, and the evaluation of complex life situations or “contexts”. However, because in prior studies hippocampal volume was only measured in people once they became depressed, it has been unclear whether a small hippocampus renders a person vulnerable to developing depression, or whether it is a consequence of depression. A new study published in Biological Psychiatry has approached that problem by following a large population of elderly individuals over a 10 year period.

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Small hippocampus associated with depression in the elderly: Risk factor or shrinkage?

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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

A lifetime of physical activity yields measurable benefits as we age

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