Symptoms And Treatment Of Alzheimer 's Disease

1780 WordsMay 29, 20158 Pages
When you think of Alzheimer 's disease, the first thing that comes to mind is memory loss. This is something that may affect a family member, a close friend, a coworker, or someone dear to our heart. Currently, there is no cure for it, yet due to extensive research, there are more treatment options for it. The available medications that have been approved by the FDA can possibly slow the progression of the disease, but it is a temporary benefit. Research is ongoing and recent developments in treatment has occurred in the last fifteen years. The name was derived from a German physician Dr. Alois Alzheimer. He is the one that first discovered the brain disorder in a female patient and continued studying her brain even after her…show more content…
Being suspicious of everyone and making false accusations of close friends and family members may seem normal, but when it accompanies memory loss, it should be checked out by a physician. The symptoms may start as early as the thirties, but they do not become more prominent until the senior years. Symptoms of dementia can be triggered by high blood pressure, diabetes, or coronary artery disease. Additional testing has not confirmed this. Crystal (2015) It is always best to see a physician before a self-diagnosis and take a series of tests to get a positive diagnosis just to be sure. It is now one of the leading causes of death. One out of three senior citizens will die from it or another form of dementia. The average life expectancy is eight to ten years. There are myths behind what causes Alzheimer’s. A half a century ago, it was believed that if you consumed any beverage from an aluminum can that you were susceptible to getting it. Equal was feared to cause many health problems and this was just another one to add to the list but no studies have linked the two to date. The flu shot is widely believed to cause more harm than good, but this myth has also been ruled out. The mercury content in dental fillings was believed to be a contributing factor and science disproved this theory. We hope one day there will be a cure or treatments which progressively slows down
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