The disease of Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. People affected by this disease will first appear to be forgetful but as the time passes it will become much more serious making it difficult for victims to understand language, recognize family members, and even remembering their own identity. Other symptoms include hallucinations, change in sleeping patterns, loss of ability to recognize danger, becoming easily agitated, and even withdrawing from social contact. After much research on Alzheimer's disease, the causes of this tragic disease that affects 1 in every 85 people still remains unknown. There are various complex hypotheses attempting to explain why so many people are affected by Alzheimer's but the only certainty is that the disease is associated with plaques and tangles in the brain. There is no cure for Alzheimer's but there is treatment in order to manage the symptoms. Treatment includes: drugs, which attempt to reduce the rate at which symptoms worsen, supplements such as vitamin B12 and vitamin E, which are said to slow down or prevent Alzheimer's if used early enough, and changing of the home environment in order to make daily activities much easier to perform. There is no proven way to prevent Alzheimer's but some suggestions to incorporate into a daily routine if your family has a history of the disease include maintaining a normal blood pressure, consuming a low-fat diet, and keeping an active social and mental lifestyle.
The Mystery of Alzheimer's Disease
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