Alzheimer And Down Syndrome
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Alzheimer disease (AD) is a series of conditions that sometimes include Down syndrome. The common disorder of AD is dementia. At this stage the condition usually spreads.
Alzheimer disease will slowly diminish the intellectual functions. The characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease differ from individual, since some people will have types of disease that cause retardation, while others may not. AD will destroy the brain tissues, which gradually destroys brain cells, etc. The condition causes the brain to collapse at the severe stage.
Alzheimer’s disease at the mild stage does not completely disable the patient. During the mild stage the patient can feed, bathe, or handle small tasks on their own. As Alzheimer’s disease progresses to the moderate stage, the patient then will feel more confused. Senile tangles may set up at this stage.
How does the condition cause damage?
The disease will cause damage, since it shrinks the brain. During the mature stage, deficiencies will increase. The condition will cause the person to develop epidemics of plaque residue. The disease at this time starts to cause the patient to loose microscopic strands of neurofibrillary. At this phase cell bodies, dendrites, and axon, nerve cells, become tangled.
How is Alzheimer disease related to Dementia?
Alzheimer’s disease slowly becomes dementia. Dementia is the severe stage of the disease, which the condition affects the cognitive mind and begins to deteriorate the intellectual function. Dementia is a progressive disorder that deteriorates the brain tissues at fast rates.
How dementia does affect the person
The patient will experience frequent memory loss. The condition causes the patient to loose time, place, names, and so on. Dementia affects the intellectual functions, cognitive functions, etc, which the brain complications cause a series of problems, since mobility is out of control. The senses are restrained.
How old is a person when Alzheimer symptoms start:
Around “65%” of the elderly population is diagnosed with dementia also have Alzheimer. The disease usually affects people “60” years of age or older. People in the age group 85 years and up are at high-risk of Alzheimer. In fact, around “30%” of the elderly people in this group are diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease.
How many people in America each year are diagnosed with Alzheimer?
Statistics say that around “4 million” people in America are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. (AD)
How long will the patient live?
Presently there is no cure for the disease, unless symptoms are caught earlier. If the symptoms are not caught early, the average patient diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease will have around 12 years to live.
How do people care for Alzheimer Patients?
Patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are kept in safe environments. The environment should also be stable. Moving furniture, pictures, etc can confuse the patient. Experts recommend that patients with Alzheimer reside in familiar surroundings at all times. Plans can help the patient with orientation.
How does a person help them to remember?
Triggers are the top actions that spark the emotions. Triggers can include posters, pictures, notes, etc. Placing the notes, posters and pictures, etc, in areas that an Alzheimer patient may frequent can assist with memory.
How are the patients protected?
Alzheimer Association demands that all Alzheimer patients wear an ID bracelet. Families will often protect the patient by hiding car keys. Alzheimer patients may go for a drive and fail to return for hours. They often cannot remember where they are going or how to get to the location.
Alzheimer disease has affected millions of people in the US alone. The condition is spreading to the UK, as well as various other lands. Alzheimer disease is a backwards action, i.e. the condition causes the person to shrink back to infancy, finally killing the soul.