'Genetic': Alzheimer's Disease Cause

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Dec 19, 2016 01:53 AM EST

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Alzheimer's is a chronic disease which affects person's ability in thinking, memorizing, moving his parts of the body, and language skills. It attacks the brain's cells or neurons. that is why Alzheimer is one of the neurodegenerative disorders, other than Parkinson's, Huntington's, Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The disease was identified in 1906 by Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German physician. Alzheimer;s disease is the most common cause of dementia, or loss of intellectual function, within people aged 65 and elder, but there is also a possibility to a younger people, which is a type of young-onset dementia.

How do we know our beloved elders or ourselves suffer from Alzheimer's? 

We can recognize it by daily behaviors, such as, a problem in recalling a recent event, conveying what they are thinking, forgetting someone's name and getting lost in commonplaces. These symptoms are the first of three phases Alzheimer's disease. On the medium phase, they will get confused easily, keep repeating stories they like or want. And the extreme sign is close to total memory loss, which included delusions, need a hand to do easy daily activities like eating, walking and so on.

What are the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease?

Age

As what explained above, the patient of Alzheimer's disease mostly is older. In fact, it is not a normal part of getting gray, as some people suffer it and some do not. However, age is still the main factor Alzheimer's disease.

Family history or Genetic inheritance

There is a bigger potential risk If you are having the family member or any relative experiencing Alzheimer's. Based on the researchers finding, chromosome 19 has a responsibility in producing protein named apolipoprotein E (ApoE). Frequently apolipoprotein (ApeoE4) cause the Alzheimer's disease. Indeed, gene always has a part in the disease.

Health and lifestyle

People who have a medical problem related to the diabetic, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke or vascular condition more likely increase the chance of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Can we prevent the disease?

Yes, we can prevent the Alzheimer's disease. The ways are eating more fruits and veggies, controlling our blood pressure, dieting, Increasing, omega-fatty acids, and don't forget to do a routine physical exercise.

How about the treatment

The scientists are still experimenting a new treatment for the Alzheimer's patient, besides of medicine or non-medicine which can control the symptoms.

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