Stages of Alzheimers Disease

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Stages of Alzheimers Disease
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Thu, 08-01-2013 - 2:12pm

Alzheimer disease also known as Alzheimer's, and Senile Dementiaof the Alzheimer Type (SDAT) is the most common form of dementia; it is harsh impairment or loss of intellectual capacity and personality integration that makes the holder loss of or damage to neurons in the brain. This disease is among to the oldest people which having a hard time to carry out the daily activities. They might forget the recent activities or the names of their friends or relatives. It is a kind of progressive disease which is incurable and causes death but there's a way to help the patient to slowing down the progression and lessen the symptoms. Patients with Alzheimer are which the brain cells die are lack in transporting messages in the brain to neurotransmitter. According to the National Institute on Aging, more than 4 million people who have Alzheimer's and almost one third of seniors was death of this disease. There are seven stages of Alzheimer which generally seen how abilities change during the course of the disease.

Stage 1: No impairment
A professional didn't notice any sign and symptoms of having an Alzheimer's disease. The carrier doesn't encounter any memory problem.

Stage 2: Very mild decline
When you consult to the professional and have some test they can't detect any dementia. But you feel memory lapse wherein you forget some words, name of your friends, and location of a place or even the special occasion of yours.

Stage 3: Mild decline
In this stage, the professional can detect memory problem by some test. The patients hardly define the person that joined every day. They can't even remember where they put some of their valuables. Forgetting some matter that you've discussed earlier and increasing trouble with planning or organizing. Your emotion is become moody, and you face in depression always.

Stage 4: Moderate decline
You can encounter the hardness in arithmetic, sometimes you're counting backward and you can't simply the even the simple operation. Forgetting the simple task like planning of what you're going to serve in dinner, your finances or bills that you're going to budget and you're fail in remembering your own history. Your always in the moody mode especially in mentally or socially situations.

Stage 5: Moderately severe decline
With this stage you still remember how to eat and use toilet without the assistance of others. You can remember of few things about your family but your arithmetic ability is worse because you can count continuously. You already forget your address, phone numbers and the place where you stay at the moment. Sometimes you need assistance for the dress that you will wore caused you don't even notice the season. Always having confusion on what is the date and day today. The professional lend some medication in this stage.

source:

http://healthdem.com/default.aspx?artid=20130627_alzheimers_stages

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Registered: 11-15-2001
Thu, 08-08-2013 - 11:35pm

Thank you very much for this information. My mother has Alzheimers and has all the classic symptoms, minus forgetting names and faces. Even at that, she sometimes has to put her thinking cap on to remember a person's name. Mom began to show symptoms a few years ago, but its been in just the last couple of years that she has gotten progressively worse. I've done so much research on Alz, mainly to learn what it is, what to expect and what I can do as her caretaker. She perpetually lives in the past. My dad passed on 20 years ago and Mom spoke very little of him afterward. Now she talks about him to anyone who will listen. Her stories are always about their younger years together. In the past, when Mom spoke of him in a conversation with me, it was always "your dad." Now she calls him by his first name and its been quite some time since she has referred to him as "your dad." I'll soon add a post of what life is like with my mother. Again, thank you for posting.

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