Last stages of Alzheimer’s
Article by Maxwell Jele
When we mention dementia, the first condition to enter our minds might be Alzheimer’s, it has become the most notable despite there being many other types. It is currently affecting one in ten people aged 65 and over.
Even now, this complex disease is not that well understood. Getting older is the main risk surrounding Alzheimer’s according to research. Part of the problem in the early stages of Alzheimer’s is the patient’s reluctance to admit to anyone or themselves that they are experiencing problems.
Dementia covers quite a broad spectrum of problems but they are all, including Alzheimer’s disease, currently treated in a similar fashion. There is no definitive treatment at present, but some drugs improve the symptoms or stall their progression. They have been shown to improve the cognition by about six months.
It is normally given to those on Donepezil who are suffering moderate to severe Alzheimer’s. There are very few side effects and four fifths of it are passed out in urine unchanged by the kidneys.
This disease is now the fourth largest cause of death in America. That is not the only problem, the annual cost of treating and care for sufferers is in excess of 40 billion dollars and is expected to rise well beyond this in the future. According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly half of its annual budget was spent on research into this awful disease last year alone.
The only way to improve the risk of not developing dementia is to adjust the way you live and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Some researchers into the disease have found that patients who are happy and healthy with Alzheimer’s slow down the rate of their mental decline. At the moment, the disease is still primarily affecting the elderly but there have been incidences of people contracting it before the age of 60.
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