Alzheimer's disease is a progressive degenerative disorder that causes continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that reduces an individual's ability to function independently.
Alzheimer’s affects everyone differently and learning what to expect as the disease progresses, one can reduce the fear of the unknown and develop a strategy to face the challenges ahead.
Apart from memory loss affecting daily activities, one may face troubles with familiar tasks, speech, writing and problem-solving. Disorientation, decreased personal hygiene, changes in mood and personality and withdrawal from friends, family, and community are other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease causes:
While there is no known cause for Alzheimer's disease, some research studies have indicated factors that may play an important role in the development of the condition. Alzheimer's disease causes are many with age being the most significant factor. Genetic factors, environmental factors, such as long-term exposure to some pesticides and paints or certain infections are other Alzheimer’s disease causes.
Lifestyle factors such as a lack of exercise, poor-quality sleep, lack of a nutritious diet, smoking, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, and high cholesterol can also act as Alzheimer’s disease causes. Other risk factors like hearing loss, untreated depression and social isolation also count as Alzheimer's disease causes.
Alzheimer’s disease treatment:
There's currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease but symptoms can be eased and progression can be delayed using medications that do not modify the disease but improve the quality of life. Alzheimer's disease treatment includes drug therapies including first-line drugs like donepezil and rivastigmine that aid in memory and second-line drugs like antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications and antipsychotics that help reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Additional Alzheimer’s disease treatments include lifestyle changes like exercising regularly, trying cognitive training exercises, eating a plant-based diet, consuming more antioxidants, maintaining an active social life and several alternative options that one can ask their doctor about.
In the early stage of the disease, one can lead an independent life. However, with progression of the disease, the need for quality-of-life care becomes more important as one becomes less ready to live independently. With Emoha’s trained Dementia experts, who understand the importance of continuous professional care and above all treating the elderly with compassion & love, the severity of this chronic disorder can be properly managed.
With our highly trained Care Angels (CAs) and Care Partners (CPs) who come with a strong clinical experience find all critical and general nursing needs taken care of and can help with Alzheimer’s disease treatment.
Emoha Elder Care offers comprehensive at-home healthcare, convenience, safety, emergency and engagement services that will help manage Alzheimer’s disease and provide a quality life to your loved one.