What is Alzheimer’s? It is a disease of the brain that destroys memory, the dexterity and cognitive and, ultimately, the ability to carry out the tasks more simple. Memory problems are one of the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease. People who suffer from it may have difficulty remembering things that happened recently or names of people who know. Over time, the symptoms are aggravated, can the following issues arise, repeat questions, get dirty and need more time to complete certain tasks that previously done with more quickly. When the disease progresses, individuals may have difficulty learning new things, recognize family and friends and communicate. At the end people who suffer from it need intensive care.
It is the cause more common dementia among our elders. Dementia is a loss of the ability to think, remember, and use the skills themselves for everyday tasks and the activities of a person. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that no fewer than 800,000 people in Spain may have Alzheimer’s. Symptoms usually begin after age 60, and the risk of developing the disease increases with age. People more young people can also get this disease although it is not common. Alzheimer’s is not part of aging. That cause Alzheimer’s disease? Scientists do not fully understand the cause of Alzheimer’s, although genetic aspects and factors of lifestyle which affect each person differently. The increase of the own age is the factor of more risk that can trigger the disease.
The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease doubles every 5 years after age 65. Each person’s family history is also important in diagnosing Alzheimer’s. A rare form of Alzheimer’s that appears between 30 and 60 years is inherited, causes mutation in certain genes. The common form of Alzheimer’s disease appears after age 60. You can read more about the etiology of Alzheimer’s in my website on psychology.