Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative neuropsychiatric disease, which results in a progressive loss of first mental, then physical functioning. Dementia, which gets worse over time, not due to any external or psychological cause, is its primary and most pervasive symptom. Its causes are still unknown, but is considered to be physiological in nature.
alzheimer's disease early symptoms
- The usual first symptom noticed is memory loss which progresses from seemingly simple and often fluctuating forgetfulness to a more pervasive loss of recent memory.
- Aphasia, disorientation and lack of inhibition usually accompany the loss of memory.
alzheimer's disease symptoms as they progress
Including the above mentioned loss of memory and aphasia, disorientation and lack of inhibition, Alzheimer's disease may also include behavioral changes, such as outbursts of violence or excessive passivity in people who have no previous history of such behavior. In even later stages the memory loss deteriorates farther to the point that familiar and well-known skills or objects or persons may be lost completely. Deterioration of musculature and mobility, leading to lack of mobility, inability to feed oneself, and incontinence also arrive at the later stages. The early stages begin in a seemingly innocent way, but as the disease progresses, and the memory of how to complete simple tasks, such as washing dishes or tieing one's shoes is lost, the family often seeks out medical aid.
Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease is done using basic clinical tasks, but the true diagnosis is made postmortem, when the physicians can run an autopsy of the brain to see if the brain matter shows the classic signs of Alzheimer's disease.
alzheimer's disease and alternative medicine
One of the mysteries of Alzheimer's Disease is that upon examination of the brain postmortem, patients have elevated levels of Aluminium. While this is odd, it has pushed some physicians to consider the possibility that aluminum might be a key factor in triggering the onset of Alzheimer's. It is known that Alzheimer's is linked genetically, but what if aluminum plays a key role in triggering the diseases' manifesting symptoms?
We look forward to seeing how this may play into effect. We have heard of clinical results using several chelating products on the market, one of which is NDF by BioRay. We look forward to seeing more clinical results and will update as we discover more answers to helping cure this mysterious disease.
Posted by Staff at July 5, 2005 4:58 AMblog comments powered by Disqus