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Alzheimer's Disease


Alzheimer’s disease: is a medical condition that develops over several years. It destroys your memory and other mental functions. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of Dementia, which is a group of brain disorders that result in a loss of social skills. The first signs of Alzheimer’s disease is loss of memory, having trouble making decisions, loss of social skills, and being at a loss for words. The severity of Alzheimer’s may eventually lead to larger cognitive issues, like having trouble swallowing, or holding your bladder and bowels. If you are having any of these symptoms and have not consulted a doctor yet, Click Here to Book an Appointment with a doctor in your area.



Symptoms at first usually only include loss of memory, confusion with decision making, and getting lost easily, but over time you lose even your most recent memories.


 Alzheimer’s disease is believed to be caused by a combination of genetics, your day to day lifestyle, and environmental setting over several years.

When to see the doctor:

If you have symptoms that include memory loss, trouble making decisions, loss of social skills, and being at a loss of words. If you are experiencing any of these listed side effects, consult a doctor.


Potential Risks:

Increasing age is the biggest known risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, this is something us humans don’t have control over. The risk becomes higher after age of 65. People with a rare genetics who are guaranteed to develop Alzheimer’s get the disease as early as their 50’s and 60’s.


Tests & Healthcare:

There is no specific test to detect whether or not you have Alzheimer’s. Just follow the list of symptoms and Book an appointment if you are experiencing any unusual behavior.



Although there is no real cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are two type of medications that help with the cognitive symptoms. However, there are only a few medications that are often prescribed to help with some of the symptoms and side effects of having Alzheimer’s.

Your doctor may prescribe:

Cholinesterase inhibitors will strengthen the cell to cell communication in the brain to increase cognitive levels. The side effects of this prescription may include diarrhea, nausea, or sleep interruptions. The other medication that may be prescribed is called Memantine (Namenda). This drug also helps in other departments of the brain with cell communication, and slows down some of the severe symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.



Complications include loss of memory and other cognitive skills. The brain eventually begins to affect everyday functions such as basic communication, balance, and bladder control when it reaches severity.



Although research still goes on for Alzheimer’s disease, there is no real prevention of developing it.


Preparing for your Appointment:  

Be sure to consult your doctor if you are having issues with your memory or if you are having any cognitive changes. See your family practitioner who then may recommend you see a neurologist, psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, or maybe another doctor of their selection.


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