In 1900, Dr. Alois Alzheimer is credited with discovering Alzheimer’s disease. On one of his patients, he describes some of the many symptoms such as, memory loss and distrust. At the autopsy, after his patient’s death, shrinkage and abnormalities …show more content…
The list includes: fatigue, mood swings, social disinterest, impaired judgement, and damaged memory on basic everyday activities. These signs are humiliating and demoralizing and someone suffering will using try to hide all evidence. Up to 40% of Alzheimer patients suffer with depression. It is important to note that Alzheimer worsens over time, this means that while it ”might not be a big deal” now, it will get MUCH worse. One of the reasons Alzheimer’s is hard to diagnose is that many of the indicators are stereotypical to seniors. No one wants to admit that their loved one is dying a slow and emotionally painful death. The best way to tackle the disease is to start as early as possible and to be proactive with the treatment.
Alzheimer’s for the most part is not caused by specific genetic changes. It is a result of a combination of genetics, lifestyles and environmental factors. Although much more research still need to be done for scientists to fully understand Alzheimer’s. The basic facts are clear. Alzheimer’s kills and disconnects nerve cells in your brain. There are two types of irregularities that are the trademark for the infamous disease: Plaques and Tangles.
Plagues are clumps of protein called beta-amyloid. These obstruct cell-to-cell communication with your neurons. Tangles occur when two threads of Tua protein twist together. This inhibits the Tua which in normal healthy circumstances provides the neuron with essential