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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), also known as Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer Type (SDAT) or simply Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. This incurable, degenerative, terminal disease was first described by a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and was named after him.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a slowly progressive disease of the brain that is characterized by impairment of memory and eventually by disturbances in reasoning, planning, language, and perception.
Many scientists believe that Alzheimer’s disease results from an increase in the production or accumulation of a specific protein (beta-amyloid protein) in the brain that leads to nerve cell death.

Symptoms of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

1) Early Stage
This is considered as a mild/early stage and the duration period is 2-4 years. Frequent recent memory loss, particularly of recent conversations and events. Repeated questions, some problems expressing and understanding language. Writing and using objects become difficult and depression and apathy can occur.
Drastic personality changes may accompany functional decline. Need reminders for daily activities and difficulties with sequencing impact driving early in this stage.

2) Second stage

This is considered as a middle/moderate stage and the duration is 2-10 years. Can no longer cover up problems. Pervasive and persistent memory loss impacts life across settings. Rambling speech, unusual reasoning, confusion about current events, time, and place. Potential to become lost in familiar settings, sleep disturbances, and mood or behavioral symptoms accelerate. Nearly 80% of patients exhibit emotional and behavioral problems which are aggravated by stress and change. Slowness, rigidity, tremors, and gait problems impact mobility and coordination. Need structure, reminders, and assistance with activities of
daily living.

3) Moderate stage

Increased memory loss and confusion. Problems recognizing family and friends. Inability to learn new things. Difficulty carrying out tasks that involve multiple steps (such as getting dressed). Problems coping with new situations. Delusions and paranoia. Impulsive behavior. In moderate AD, damage occurs in areas of the brain that control language, reasoning, sensory processing, and conscious thought

4) Last stage
This is considered as the severe stage and the duration is 1-3 years. Confused about past and present. Loss of recognition of familiar people and places Generally incapacitated with severe to total loss
of verbal skills. Unable to care for self. Falls possible and immobility likely. Problems with swallowing, incontinence, and illness. Extreme problems with mood, behavioral problems, hallucinations, and delirium.
Patients need total support and care, and often die from infections or pneumonia

Alzheimer’s Disease PPT Contents:

  • What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
  • Statistics of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Symptoms of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • and more

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