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What Is Alzhiemers Disease
Aging: The main risk factor is associated with age, but there is a relationship to high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol, and prior head trauma. There seems to be some genetic links is some cases, and these victims tend to be a bit younger. The evidence suggests that amyloid is processed improperly in the brain, and its deposition correlates with disability. ...Read more
Common dementia: Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Memory problems, word finding problems, word substitutions errors, getting lost in places that are familiar are often early symptoms. Also forgetting how to use tools that you used to know how to use. Finally, trouble evaluating info and following plans happen later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dementia: Alzheimer's is a specific form of dementia which includes severe short term and intermediate memory disturbance. There is some evidence it is genetic. There are very specific changes I the brain, but these are not easily identified by current brain scans ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A form of dementia: Alzheimer' s disease is one type of dementia, conditions marked by of decline in cognitive status because of brain changes which lead to problems functioning. Its exact cause is not known but the greatest risk factor is old age and some forms that run in families. Sometimes other reversible conditions such as depression or low sodium can mimic symptoms so a careful diagnosis is the first step ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown at present: Alzheimer's disease is one type of dementia, conditions marked by of decline in cognitive status & because of problems functioning.In spite of continuing research at this time exact cause is not known but greatest risk factor is old age & some forms run in families. Sometimes other conditions such as depression or low sodium can mimic symptom or worsen QOL so a careful diagnosis is first step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cure: Alzheimer's disease is a progressive memory loss disease. Starting with short-term memory. We presently do not have a cure for this disease. We have several medications that we treat with ,with some modest results. New research is constantly being done. Hopefully one day we will have a cure for this devastating disease that affects people of all walks of life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prodromal Alzheimers: Mild cognitive dysfnctn or prodromal may present with mild memory loss, but also can begin 3-5 yrs prior with depression and behavioral change which seems impossible to explain. May also see deterioration in language and organizational skills, early on.. If you have concerns , see your doctor and get evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Somewhat: The most important is controlling you blood pressure and cholesterol level. It is also important to have physical exercise and keep mentally fit. Some studies indicate that drinking in moderation, eating fish and dark chocolate might decrease the risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Alz disease "changes" begin early, but highly unlikely that you would be symptomatic from ad at 38 unless you had familial disease. Medication, depression, distractions, sleep deprivation among many other things all impact "forgetfulness. These are more likely that early ad symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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