Alzeimers, the Most Common Dementia
August 11, 2009
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), also known as Alzheimer disease, Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer Type (SDAT) is the most common type of dementia. It is named after German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer in 1906 who was the first to bring this concept to light. It is an incurable and degenerative disease, generally occurring in people who are over 65. The risk rises higher as one gets older. The risk is doubled if a family member has been a victim.
According to a new research study in Florida, regular consumption of a coffee can help in preventing the symptoms from appearing. If one makes a habit of drinking five cups of coffee per day, it provides a good treatment to Alzheimer’s disease. It is proven that caffeine decreases abnormal levels of protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The brains and blood of mice were fed with caffeine. By the end of two months, their memory and thinking skills turned more efficient as compared to the lot who were not treated with caffeine.
A new discovery in London revealed that of chocolate, fruits, vegetables, red wine and tea is consumed regularly, Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented. These foodstuffs are rich in chemicals called “flavonoids” which beat cancer and process of aging by protecting cells from damage. They can also clear up potentially harmful oxygen molecules in the body. Flavonoids possess a unique ability of delaying the Alzheimer’s disease.
People who have greater language skills in their early childhood are much less prone to Alzheimer’s disease. The memory problems refuse to appear in aged people who were excellent in their language abilities from a tender age.
With the advance of the disease the symptoms normally seen are confusion, irritability and aggressiveness, language breakdown, mood swings, long term memory loss and withdrawal of the patient. The cause and progress of Alzheimer’s disease is still a mystery. There is no proper treatment or cure of this disease. But some drugs can help keep the symptoms at bay and prevent them from aggravating. Patients of alzheimer’s disease grow forgetful and often forget how to go about daily activities like brushing teeth, combing hair, and names of people they know.