What Alzheimer's disease?
The disease is complex disorders in the brain,
leading to progressive death of nerve cells. Without
treating disease progresses steadily and results in the destruction of all
It develops gradually, little by little. The first manifestation of the disease
are impaired memory and attention. The new information to digest all
worse. A person becomes forgetful, distracted, current events in his
replaced by remembering experiences revivalREPRESENTATIONS of the past.
Typically, in the early stages of the disease suffer orientation in
time. It violated the idea of a temporal sequence
events. In other cases, the disease starts with the character changes
an elderly person. He became rude, selfish, apathetic,
previously erased inherent personality traits. Finally, the first
manifestations of Alzheimer's disease may be delusions or hallucinations, and
and prolonged depression.
the early stage of Alzheimer's disease, patients rarely get to see a doctor,
especially if there are no mental disorders. Usually,
relatives of the patient is considered impaired memory and change
nature as a manifestation of the natural aging.
started at an early stage of Alzheimer's disease, the most effective. AT
Methods currently exist and neuropsychological
instrumental examination, allowing a correct
diagnosis of the early stages Alzheimer's disease.
further progression of symptoms of Alzheimer's disease dementia
It becomes apparent. Violated orientation in time, space,
environment. Patients do not know the date, month and year are
lost in a familiar place, do not always know where they are, not
recognize friends and loved ones. Gradually impaired orientation and
self. Patients can not tell her age, forget
key facts of life. Often there is a "shift in the past," they
They consider themselves to be children or young people who say they have long
dead parents alive.
ability to use household appliances, can not be independently
dress, wash. Conscious actions are replaced by stereotyped
wandering and pointless collecting things. In advanced stages
Alzheimer's patients lose the ability to be fully
without assistance, speech and motor activity
limited meaningless screams and stereotyped movements
within the bed.
Alzheimer's Disease Treatment
drugs are being developed which efficiency in treatment
Alzheimer's disease is confirmed by clinical trials.
these drugs can greatly delay the
disease progression, prolong the life of patients, partly
compensate already disturbed mental functions, improve processes
thinking and social functioning of patients and facilitate care
them. Treatment efficacy increases significantly when assigning
products at the stage of initial or moderate dementia (dementia).
It is also important that the therapy should keep under constant medical supervision
a regular evaluation of the effectiveness and tolerability.