Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Home remedy for Alzheimer

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder. It is the most common cause of dementia among aged people. Dr. Alois Alzheimer is a German physician that had first discovered this mental condition. The disease was later named after him.

Symptoms for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a gradual process. Initial symptom is a slow memory loss. However, having a mild forgetfulness doesn’t necessarily mean that they have the Alzheimer’s disease. During the initial stage, patients diagnosed with AD starts forgetting their daily routine; they may not remember the people, place, or things they know before. They are resisting making changes in their life and cannot make decisions. In the middle stage, a change in behavior occurs. They may have a hard time thinking, randomly accuse people of stealing; frequently sleep or wide awake at night, suffer from panic attacks and may keep on doing things repeatedly. At a later stage, patients will have to be severely taken care of. They may forget who they are, be over sentimental, screams loudly, may have bowel movement, digestion difficulty, and urinary functions.

Causes for Alzheimer’s

Many factors contributed to it and even until now, Its exact cause is still not yet known. Though age is considered to be the major factor, Scientists are not clear whether this disease is hereditary or un-hereditary. Individuals with smoke habit, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels are at a high risk. And those who are currently having a Down syndrome symptom and previously suffered from a major head injury are at medium risk of obtaining this disease.

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