The Alzheimer’s disease is related to elderly people that suffer from certain memory problems due to a short term shut down of the portion of their brain.
These people generally tend to forget the names of their children and grandchildren, the dates but can remember the events of their childhood. The Alzheimer’s disease is not only stressful for the victims but also for their loved ones who have to witness the victims.
This disorder of the brain is a debilitating or progressive brain ailment that is fatal. The ailment Alzheimer’s disease was named after Alois Alzheimer who was a German and encountered the disease for the first time in 1906.
How Memory Loss affects a persons’ life?
The disease is known to destroy the brain cells and also makes one suffers from loss in power to think, memorize and behave. A victim can experience a terrible trauma. These symptoms are severe enough to affect the personal and work life adversely.
So the only way to cope is to accept this and work in order to deal with this. If the disease is diagnosed in the earlier stages of occurrence then it is possible to prevent the symptoms from exaggerating and bringing the situation back to normal but there is no cure to this to halt its progression.
One must not relate the incapacity to remember things with “no care” instead one must be calm and patient and try to understand the victim’s helplessness.
A good exercise regimen, healthy nutrition, activities, social interaction, family support and mood lifters are all the way necessary to fight the symptoms. Though if the situation is critical and the symptoms are catering to agitation, sleeplessness and depression, the person may turn out to be violent as well.
In such a case, complete nursing facilities are required and it may be difficult to interact with the victim on first instance but slowly and gradually when the victim senses an emotional support, the visits will become easier.
But the medicines do help in treating the symptoms and aids in carrying out the daily activities more easily.
There are certain medications and treatments to slower the process of cognitive decline and prevent Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease as approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
For this the doctor may require to undergo the complete history of patient from his age to present day situation so as to assess the extent of ailment. This will only assist in drafting a good medical care for the patient.