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Memory, Thinking and Reasoning skills differ human beings from other animals. The condition of gradual and progressive decline of these skills is known as dementia. The most known and widely seen dementia is caused by Alzheimer's Disease. It is a progressive, irreversible brain disorder that destroy a person's health and ability to carry out daily activities . This is caused due to the incapability of brain cells to communicate with each other. The significant symptoms are memory loss, inability to learn and communicate and the patients may have personality and behavior disorders, anxiety, suspicious and agitated. Due to these reasons this disease will adversely affect not only the patients but also their families.
Alzheimer's disease usually affects people above 65 years of age. There is a high chance for people having health problems like Hypertension and Diabetics to become an Alzheimer's patient.
By US National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
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Alzheimer's disease can be diagnosed by scanning, neuro psychological testing, blood tests, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan, Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan, Magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging (MRSI) etc.
No effective treatment or vaccines have been developed to combat Alzheimer's disease, but only medicines are available to regulate the disease up to reasonable levels. The best and only one way of prevention or delaying the disease is by switching to a healthy life style.
Control Hypertension and diabetic to healthy levels.
Do regular exercise and have health diet by including Vitamin-E contained vegetables and fruits.
Be a Social man - spend more time with family, friends and relatives.
Tacrine(Cognex), aricept are widely used drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Exelon and Razadyne ( formerly reminyl) are newer drugs found equally effective, but require small doses.Researches about using stem cells in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease are also progressing rapidly.
According to latest researches carried out in England, a group of scientists have became successful to identify the genes behind Alzheimer's disease. Interesting fact is that these are the genes that are behind the cholesterol hike and inflammation. The scientists hope that prevention of this disease is not too far away.