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Treatments and Remedies for Alzheimer's disease: Symptoms, Causes

Nowadays World Alzheimer's Day is celebrated on 21 September.  A new case of Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed every 15 minutes in Spain, according to the newpaper El Pais.  The number of affected people worldwide has reached 26 million.

Definition of Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease is defined as diffuse brain atrophy that occurs in the period associated with presenile dementia. Cerebral cortical atrophy is noted, many "senile plaques, neurofibrillary degeneration, and so on.

Alzheimer's disease usually lasts five to ten years, but sometimes more than twenty years. In the final stages the patient often become bedridden and unable to speak or feed themselves, although many patients die of other causes before reaching this final stage.

It is estimated that Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60% of all dementias and affects 1 in 10 people over 65.

Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are:

In the initial phase

- Mild forgetfulness (not everyone with this has Alzheimer's)
- Difficulty remembering recent events and activities (names of people, familiar objects).
- Difficulty in solving simple mathematical problems.

In the more advanced stage

- Memory loss interferes with daily activities.
- Simple tasks such as combing hair or brushing teeth can be forgotten.
- Difficulty in recognizing familiar people or places.
- Difficulty in speaking, reading and / or writing.
- Some patients become lethargic. Just wanting to sit all day.

As Alzheimer's progresses

- People may become aggressive, restless and roam the streets.
- In other cases, depression, anxiety, insomnia and incontinence may be common.

Treatment with supplements for Alzheimer's disease
According to the National Institue on Aging clinical studies indicate that antioxidants like vitamin E and C and selenium supplementation may delay the onset of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Other studies suggest that Ginkgo biloba extract may also be helpful in treating the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease delaying the cognitive decline or prevent dementia in older people.

Most studies indicate that Coenzyme Q10 helps prevent functional decline and improves neuropsychological tests.

Finally, vitamin B12 is necessary for the protection of neurons.  It protects the brain from the effects of glutamate, nitric oxide, hypoglycemia and hypoxia. Glutamate and nitric oxide induce lesions in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients. Myelin is created and maintained by methylation reactions, which depend on vitamin B12. The methyl form promotes nerve regeneration and slows the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. Therefore, it is important to use it as treatment of neuropathies.

Tips for Alzheimer's

According to the Spanish Society of Family Medicine and Community (semFYC) Alzheimer's disease can be prevented or at least minimized with habits such as reading, having fun and preventing sadness.

Caramel Dr Sheridan said: "The activities that include music are those that usually provide more benefits to Alzheimer patients. Many families say that long after they forget the meaning of other things, the patient still enjoys listening to songs and tunes."

Walking is also good exercise for the patient.  It can help reduce stress and help them sleep better.

Simplifying their lives can be critical as can keeping them in familiar surroundings . "Taking someone from their usual environment," says Dr. Gerry Bennett could have terrible consequences. Consistency and continuity are very important to the person confused. "

Factors contributing to Alzheimer's disease

A study was conducted in the Netherlands in the late twentieth century which said "tabacco increases the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease by double," says the International Herald Tribune. The survey among 6870 people over age 55 showed that smokers were 2.3 times at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's than those who never smoked. The danger for those who had quit was slightly higher than for those who had never smoked.


Moreover, Professor Moshe Aronson of the University of Tel Aviv, warns that excessive television viewing can affect health. According to this researcher, passive viewers produce high levels of stress hormone which can damage neurons in the hippocampus, part of the brain essential for memory. In any case, New Scientist says that spending too much time watching TV is an "electronic aggression to the brain."

Acid rain and aluminum

Norwegian scientists have concluded from their studies that increased acidity in the sea, in lakes and in the ground dissolves the aluminum found there. This is a serious health hazard. Scientists have seen "a clear link between increased mortality and increased concentrations of aluminum" in water. The possible link between aluminum and Alzheimer's disease and other ailments of the elderly are still a cause for concern.

"Respected British scientists have warned against using aluminum pans and the metal-rich foods," says the London newspaper The Sunday Times. "Scientists in the neuroendocrinology unit of the Medical Research Council of Newcastle Upon Tyne believe that contamination of food and water with aluminum is a possible cause of Alzheimer's disease or presenile dementia."

Previously it was believed that the amount of aluminum from cookware absorbed by a person was minimal but recent research has shown a remarkable increase in the presence of aluminum due to a chemical reaction when cooking with water containing fluoride or cooking food with a high acid content, such as tomatoes or cabbage. The discovery has challenged the policy followed in many places of adding fluoride to water supplies to strengthen children's teeth
So never cook with aluminum cookware.

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