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KNOW DEMENTIA, KNOW ALZHEIMERS

by The Welthi Bureau, September 25th 2021

know dementia, know alzheimers
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Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It is the most common form of dementia among older adults. This article will provide you with an overview of what Alzheimer's Disease is, how it affects people, risk factors for the disease and preventive measures.

Alzheimer's disease is thought to be caused by the abnormal build-up of proteins in and around brain cells. One of the proteins involved is called amyloid, deposits of which form plaques around brain cells says "Dr. G.V. Subbaiah Chowdhary, Consultant Neurologist, Star Hospitals

 

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  • Challenges in planning or solving problems
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Trouble understanding visual images
  • Problems in speaking or writing

 

  • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  • Decreased or poor judgment
  • Changes in mood and personality

 

RISK FACTORS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

 

  • Your risk for Alzheimer's goes up as you get older
  • Women get the disease more often than men
  • Major head injury can lead to Alzheimer's
  • Family history
  • High cholesterol levels & high blood pressure
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PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Here are few preventive measures which can help you stay safe from this fatal disease.

  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • Stay away from alcohol and smoking
  • Stay physically active
  • Making sure your blood pressure is checked and controlled through regular health tests
  • Pay attention to above symptoms & seek medical attention if required

Characterized by a cohesive team of dutiful doctors and state of the art technology, the STAR Institute of Neuro Sciences and Trauma has stood as a true representation of our devout zeal to enhance the reach of quality neurological health care in India. We offer 24-hour critical services, efficacious diagnosis and treatment to meet the rising neurological challenges in the Indian patient scenario. The department has a high success rate with a number of patients, who have regained their physical and emotional health.

 

Book Appointment: Dr. G.V. Subbaiah Chowdhary, Consultant Neurologist, Star Hospitals


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