Alzheimer’s disease is a condition in which nerve cells in the brain die, making it difficult for transmits of brain signals properly. Sometimes Alzheimer’s symptoms difficult to recognize early. A person with Alzheimer’s disease have problems with memory, assessment, and thought, which makes it difficult for people with Alzheimer’s disease to work or take part in daily life.
Death of nerve cells occurs gradually over many years. Alzheimers symptoms may not be noticed early on. Usually family members of patients aware of this Alzheimer’s symptoms when it was too late.
Common Alzheimer’s symptoms are:
- Impaired memory and thinking, that people with Alzheimer’s disease difficulty remembering new information. At the final stage of the disease, long-term memory disappear, and sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease can not remember personal information, such as the date of birth, occupation, or the names of his/her closest family members.
- Confusion. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease may get lost when out of the house alone and sometimes can not remember where he/she was or how he/she could get there.
- Misplacing things, such as glasses, keys, wallet, etc.
- Abstract Thinking. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease feel duty of his office or study harder to do than usual.
- Difficulties doing daily habits, such as eating, bathing, dressing, etc.
- Changes in personality and behavior of people with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Become easily upset, irritable, restless, or be quiet. Sometimes, become confused, paranoid, or scared.
- Bad judgments, such as leaving home on a cold night without a jacket or shoes.
- The inability of Alzheimer’s disease patients to follow the instructions.
- Problems with language and communication, such as can not remember the words, name objects, or understand the meaning of common words.
- Worsening of visual and spatial abilities, such as assessing the shape and size of an object.
- Loss of motivation or initiative.
- Loss of normal sleep patterns.
Alzheimer’s Symptoms Hard To Identify
There are other conditions such as depression, head injury, an imbalance of certain chemicals or vitamins, or the effects of some drugs can produce symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s symptoms. Consult with your doctor if these symptoms appear. Most of these conditions can be cured. Remember that Alzheimer’s symptoms
Cases of Alzheimer’s disease varies greatly from the patient. Alzheimer’s disease can be short duration (2-3 years) or long (up to 20 years). Usually the parts of the brain that control memory and thinking are affected first, and make the first Alzheimer’s symptoms manifestation but over time, the cells will die in other parts of the brain. Which will ultimately lead to loss of brain function and also death.
Because the exact cause of Alzheimer’s disease is unknown, and its hard to know the exact of Alzheimer’s symptoms then nothing can be done except make for prevention. But there are some things that are believed to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease such as healthy eating, exercising, quitting smoking and not drinking alcohol.