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World Alzheimer's Day today: symptoms, causes and prevention

By :The Report Desk
Published : Sep 21, 2022 11:48:00 AM | Lifestyle

World Alzheimer's Day is observed annually on September 21. On this day, a number of organizations and associations that are concerned with dementia and Alzheimer's disease spread the word about the deadly condition while also launching fundraising efforts and other activities to highlight the suffering of affected individuals.

A neurologic disorder condition called Alzheimer's steadily lessens people's memory and cognitive abilities. In medical terms, it causes the brain to contract and the death of brain cells over time. It is the most typical cause of dementia and a degenerative illness that impairs one's capacity to think, behave, and interact socially and renders them unable to live independently.

Alzheimer's disease leads a person to forget certain conversations or occurrences in its early stages. Memory impairment happens as the illness worsens. Although there is no known treatment for the neurologic illness, drugs may be able to slow down the progression.

  • Symptoms


Memory loss is a symptom of Alzheimer's disease, which affects many brain regions and causes cell connections to degenerate and die. These memory gaps can cause someone to misplace objects, repeat words, forget directions in familiar places, and even forget people's names. The occurrence of behavioral changes such as social disengagement, sadness, loss of indifference, mood swings, delusions, and mistrust of others.

  • Causes


Age is one of the most prevalent risk factors for Alzheimer's disease; as one gets older, this risk rises quickly. Genetics, family history, and genetics are additional potential causes, all of which are likely to have significant effects. A person is also at risk of having this neurological condition if they have experienced severe trauma.

  • Prevention


Making healthy lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease even if it cannot be prevented. To manage the symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol, experts advise that one should exercise frequently, eat a fresh and balanced meal every day, and rigorously adhere to the recommended treatment schedules. Prior to the issue getting worse, seek quick medical attention.