Have you ever wondered what the saying about “old age not coming alone” really means. As we grow older, we are all bound to run into a few senior issues such as arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease and heartburn acid reflux disease to name but a few. However, there are also some brain related problems, such as Alzheimers and dementia, which although not so obvious as physical ailments, affect some five million Americans at any one time.
Category: Alzheimer Care
The effect of the buildup of beta amyloid in the brain, caused by a variation of a gene known as CYP46, is memory loss and dementia better known as Alzheimer’s. After autopsy, people who suffered from Alzheimer’s more often had high levels of beta amyloid which collect in clumps, called senile plaques in the brain.
If you are caring for an Alzheimer’s patient, then you are not alone. There are over five million Americans suffering from this debilitating disease, which is also the seventh-leading cause of death in the country. For patients over sixty five, the dangers are even more real, as statistics show it is the fifth leading cause of death in the senior age group. Whether you have been trying to cope, with the Alzheimer care you have been giving or you are just getting started, here are some practical tips to help you during this difficult time.