A progressive neurological disease that leads to gradual degeneration of the brain and deterioration of memory, thinking, and behavior. It is the most common form of dementia in the elderly.
What it’s for
Alzheimer’s disease affects the functioning of the brain and leads to problems with memory, thinking, orientation in space and time, and behavioral and emotional changes. It significantly diminishes a patient’s quality of life and requires special care and support.
Indications and contraindications
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is made on the basis of clinical symptoms, the results of cognitive tests, and the exclusion of other possible causes of symptoms. There are no contraindications to the diagnosis of this disease.
How it is treated
To date, there is no specific treatment thatcan completely cure Alzheimer’s disease. However, a number of medications can help slow the progression of symptoms and improve patients’ quality of life. In addition, the support of others and creating a supportive and safe environment for the patient is important.
Effects of use
Medications used to treat Alzheimer’s disease can improve a patient’s cognitive functions, such as memory, attention and concentration. They may also help control behavioral symptoms such as aggression and anxiety.
Some medications used for Alzheimer’s disease can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, and fatigue. It is important to discuss side effects with your doctor and adjust treatment as needed.
What else you need to know
Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic condition that requires long-term care and support. It is important to keep the patient safe, improve their quality of life and provide support for their loved ones. Education about Alzheimer’s disease and an understanding of its symptoms and approaches to care are important aspects for society as a whole.