Alzheimer’s Brain Disease
Alzheimer’s Brain Disease. Is a neurodegenerative disease manifested as cognitive impairment and behavioral disorders. Its typical form is characterized by loss of memory and other mental abilities. In addition as the nerve cells or neurons die and different areas of the brain are atrophied. Alzheimer’s disease begins in the region of our brain called the hippocampus, where our brain creates memories. The plaques and tangles destroy the hippocampus causing difficulties to remember small and simple things.
Once they invade the back of our brain, plaques and tangles affect together by erasing our deeper memories. That is why memory loss is one of the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
Also these proteins invade other parts of our brain, which are responsible for speech, thinking, logic, decision making. Then, the brain part that is in charge of the emotions is affected, causing changes of mood, personality and feelings.
In summary this disease is incurable and terminal, and appears frequently in people over 65 years of age. The cause of the exact origin remains a mystery. As the disease progresses, there are mental confusion, irritability, mood swings, language disorders, memory loss. Also a predisposition to isolate themselves as the patient’s senses decline. The disease usually has an approximate average duration after the diagnosis of 10 years. Gradually the biological functions are lost, which eventually lead to death.
Current treatments offer moderate symptomatic benefits, but there is no treatment that delays or stops the progression of the disease. For the prevention of alzheimer’s, a varied number of behavioral habits have been suggested. But in any case there is no published evidence that highlights the benefits, including mental stimulation and a balanced diet.