Alzheimer 's Disease : The Most Common Form Of Dementia

1427 WordsMay 4, 20176 Pages
Dementia, known as one of the world 's current pandemics, is estimated to be the fourth most common cause of death in the developed country, second only to cardiovascular, cerebrovascular diseases and cancer. With the aging population, dementia has gradually become a serious threat to the health of the elderly people in Australia. Alzheimer 's disease is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer 's disease usually occurs in a primary degenerative encephalopathy in senile and pre senior period. It refers to a persistent advanced neurological movement disorder, which includes a state of impaired consciousness, memory, thinking, analysis, visual spatial recognition, emotional disorder, affect daily life and social conditions. The…show more content…
Patients in the third stage are in a full recession state; they cannot take care of their activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing, bathing. Moreover, they will be incontinent. There are many ways to treat Alzheimer 's disease, but it is difficult to completely recover from Alzheimer 's disease. The study shows that Alzheimer 's disease is a progressive disease, the pathological changes often exist at the age of thirty or forty. However, researchers found that early treatment is better than the late treatment and is also easier to cure. Therefore, treatment of Alzheimer 's disease should not be delayed, those newly diagnosed dementia patients should be treated in time. In drug therapy, studies show that cholinesterase blocker can reduce psychiatric symptoms in patients with Alzheimer 's disease. Moreover, Alzheimer 's disease could cause insomnia, irritability, visual illusion, delusions and other symptoms. The drug such as hypnotics, antipsychotic drugs, antiepileptic drugs, anti-depression drugs will have good effects to those symptoms. Furthermore, study shows that neuro protective agent Namenda can block glutamate for the destruction of brain cells. Therefore, drugs that slowing down the continuing loss of life skills are currently the main treatments of moderate and severe dementia. Research shows that one in three people over the age of eighty-five may be suffering from dementia.
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