Effect on Brain
How does Alzheimer’s Disease Affect Brain Functioning?
Often brain autopsies of Alzheimer’s patients reveal certain abnormalities. The brain shows growth and entanglement of abnormal fibers with brain tissue filaments. These could be the cause behind various senile patches of degenerated nerve endings. This damage interferes with the normal transmission of brain impulses through the different parts and cells of the brain. The brain is damaged by Alzheimer’s disease. It affects people of any age group, although it is more common among people in their sixties.
Alzheimer’s disease is progressive, but the rate of progress differs between individuals. Some succumb to the disease within a few years of diagnosis while others live with it for up to two decades. Severe brain damage can cause death in an otherwise healthy person.
Treatment Options Psychological tests concentrate on testing your memory, thinking ability and identifying objects. These tests determine the presence of Alzheimer’s disease and may distinguish between it and other forms of dementia. Sometimes, patients can suffer from temporary dementia problems due to stress or even depression. So, it is best to conduct tests to find out if it really is Alzheimer’s disease.
Although there is no permanent cure, certain drugs may reduce the deterioration of neurotransmitters of the brain. Such drugs include acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin, which are not steroids and act as anti-inflammatory drugs. Anticholinesterase inhibition treatment has been used to reduce deposits in the brain, but recent finding invalidate the effectiveness of such inhibition treatment for Alzheimer. These deposits targeted by this treatment. accelerate brain cell deterioration and the progress towards imminent death. Food which is rich in Vitamin B and antioxidants can control degenerative effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is fatal as brain cells slowly lose their capacity to perform and then other vital systems of your body suffer, eventually leading to total failure of body functions. The best option is early detection of the disease so that the best possible treatment options can be undertaken.