What is Alzheimer?
Alzheimer disease is a form of dementia, which results in loss of memory and other mental disorders which prevents a person from carrying from performing the day to day social activities normally. The disease has different effects on different people.
The most common symptoms are
Not being able to register new information
Mood swings, changes in behavior
Trouble in completing the day to day tasks etc
The metabolic process in the body is responsible to keep the nerve cells of the brains healthy. Alzheimer disease causes disruption in this process which results in death of nerve cells, leading to memory loss and other related symptoms. There are many theories behind the cause of this disease; however, Ageing is the most likely cause. There are three stages of Alzheimer namely Mild, Moderate and Severe; each stage being worse than its predecessor
How to treat?
The most commonly used medicines for the treatment of this complex disease are Donepezil, Rivastigmine, Galantamine and Memantine. All these medicines are used in Mild or Moderate stage except Donepezil which is also used in Severe stage at times. All these medicines work by regulating the neurotransmitter which helps in improving the hold on day to day activities.
Apart from medication, the love and care of the loved ones are also must for treatment and recovery.