You get the
Your family does the suffering.
thing about Alzheimer's Disease is that your family
has to watch you being transformed from a healthy
person into a desperately confused, helpless being.
While you are completely unaware of your condition.
In Alzheimer's the brain
cells gradually break down so that the ability
to remember, write, read, think and reason deteriorates.
Irreversible and incurable, Alzheimer's eventually
kills the sufferer. It affects about 10% of those
over 60 and 40% of those over 85.
Memory loss is the most common. Forgetting
the name of your spouse, how to perform tasks
like dressing or brushing your teeth. Getting
lost on your own street. Early sign: a defective
sense of smell. Bizarre behaviour. Paranoia. Delusions.
Drastic mood swings. Alzheimer's is diagnosed
through CT scans and MRI
Contact your doctor. Exercise. A well-ordered
routine. Behavioural therapy. Contact the Alzheimer's
and Related Disorders Society of India ( ARDSI)
Minimize risks ::
Cook only in stainless steel utensils.
Yoga. Study constantly. Mental exercise keeps
the brain healthy.