Alzheimer’s disease can be treated early taking into account its warning signs, People Act Magazine tells you more about this disease.
In 1906, Alois Alzheimer discovered the disease that now bears his name. This degenerative disease causes the progressive loss of neurons in the patient. This has serious consequences.
Among the most well-known and recurring symptoms of Alzheimer’s are frequent forgetfulness, amnesia, limited recognition of people those around you, even close family. They may also have difficulties with orientation, writing, and even speech. This translates into a total loss of autonomy.
Alzheimer: almost a million French affected
Alzheimer’s disease primarily affects the elderly. However, you should know that it is not a disease that goes hand in hand with old age. If it is normal for our elders to lose their heads a little, it is nothing compared to the symptoms of this disease.
With “My Prime Adapt” maybe my parents can stay at home, which is good news because moving at 80 years old when you have Alzheimer’s is a real heartbreak and an added risk of loss of autonomy. #with you #5ansmore pic.twitter.com/hEsGf12aTg
— Anne-laure Bourout-Oval (@ALBourout_Oval) March 23, 2022
On France, it is estimated that more than 900,000 people are affected by this disease. In terms of age groups, about 3% of people over 65 years of age are affected and 20% of people over 80 years of age. However, it is also possible to develop the disease at a younger age, although this remains Very rare.
It should be noted that Alzheimer’s disease is not hereditary and therefore can affect anyone. However, if a member of your family has it, it does not mean that you will have it yourself. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for the disease, but it is possible to combat it, as we will see below.
The first signs of the disease
Alzheimer’s disease, as we have just seen, has many symptoms. They don’t all appear at the same time. Some, like memory loss or amnesia, come on gradually as the disease progresses.
🇺🇸 This man has Alzheimer’s, his memory fades in minutes. However, every day, something pushes him to sit in front of his house. In fact, every day a bus stops near his house and schoolchildren come to greet him. ❤️pic.twitter.com/dkeT5jxY8A
— The positive media 🍀 (@LMPositif) March 16, 2022
However, some symptoms appear in the early stages of the disease. These include anxiety and apathy. These people appear preoccupied and gradually withdraw into themselves, unable to share their emotions.
For a long time, anxiety and apathy were thought to be causes of early Alzheimer’s disease. However, recent studies suggest that these symptoms appear in parallel. In some cases they could even be precursors.
Therefore, the People Act Magazine team advises you to monitor your elders and try to diagnose any changes in their behavior. Do not hesitate to seek advice and consult specialists, because it is better to detect the disease in time!
– LaMedicale (@LaMedicale) March 17, 2022
Fighting Alzheimer’s disease: it’s possible!
As the editorial staff of People Act magazine previously told you, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. There is currently no effective treatment. On the other hand, it is quite possible to fight the disease and delay its effects!
—Dominique Lang 🇺🇦 (@dlang57500) March 16, 2022
We know that Alzheimer’s disease is amplified by external factors. Loneliness, physical inactivity, stress and poverty food There are four very important factors in the development of the disease in the elderly. To avoid any problems, it is preferable to be an active older person.
Physical activity several times a week is recommended, as well as manual activities. This stimulates the body and motor skills and therefore the neurons. Keeping in touch with family or friends is also very important for Health mental. This avoids stress and loneliness, which have a negative effect on the brain.
Finally, diet is the key to good physical and mental health in the face of Alzheimer’s. It is necessary to have a diet that is as balanced as possible. Sugar should be kept to a minimum. On the other hand, the vegetables can be consumed at will. It is also recommended to give preference to fish and lean meats.
In addition to fighting Alzheimer’s disease, a balanced diet can reduce cholesterol risk and cardiovascular diseases. Don’t wait until it’s too late and start adapting your mode lifestyle and your habits to be in good shape for retirement!