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Transcript of Alzheimer's
-Having less energy & drive to do things
-Mood swings that involve depression or a lack of interest.
-Trouble with driving like getting lost on familiar routes.
-Less interest in work & social activities & spending more time.
-Brain cells are failing.
What Causes Alzheimer's
-Causes probaly include a combination of genetic, environmental, & lifestyle factors.
-Relationship between cognitive decline & vascular condition such as heart disease, stroke & high blood pressure, as well as metabolic condition such as diabetes & obesity.
-Less than 5 percent of the time, Alzheimer's is caused by specific genetic changes that virtually guarantee a person will develop the disease.
-Low education levels, less than a high school education, could be a risk factor.
Health, Environmental & Lifestyle Factors
-A nutrition diet, physical activity, social engagement & mentally stimulating pursuits have all been associated with helping people stay healthy as they age.
-Evidence suggests that the same factors thst put you at risk of heart disease also may increase the chance that you'll develop Alzheimer's.
Plague. These clumps of a protein called beta-amyloid may damage & destroy brain cells, include interfering with cell to cell communication. The collection of beta-amyloid on the outside of brain cells is a prime suspect.
Tangles. Brain cells depend on an internal support & transport system to carry nutrients & essential materials throughout their long extensions.
-Memory & language loss, implaired jugment & other cognitive changes.
A person with Alzheimer's may not be:
Communicate that he or she is experiencing pain.
Report symptons of another illness
Follow a prescribed treatment plan
Notice or describe medication side effects
Inhaling food or liquid into the lungs