Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that gets worse with time. It can affect memory, thinking and behavior. It is the most common cause of dementia, which is a decline in the functions of your brain, and it can interfere with your daily life. There are certain proteins in the brain that can lead to cells in the brain dying and shrinkage of the brain happens.
Signs and symptoms of the disease include:
- Early signs are difficulty remembering recent events or conversations
- As it gets worse it will lead to serious memory problems
- Eventually loss of the ability to perform everyday tasks
Although there is no cure, if you think you or a family member may have the disease, discuss this at your next medical office visit. There are treatments that can be started to help slow the disease and improve symptoms. Support programs can be started for family members caring for their loved one. As the disease gets worse, severe loss of brain function can cause dehydration, poor eating habits leading to bad nutrition, and infections, which can result in death. Click here for more information and resources for support.
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