In older persons, Alzheimer’s disease AD is the most prevalent type of dementia. A brain illness called dementia has a significant impact on a person’s capacity to do daily tasks.
AD starts out gently. It starts with the brain regions responsible for cognition, memory, and language. People with AD may have problems recalling recent events or familiar people’s names. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a similar issue, produces greater memory issues than is typical for adults of the same age. Those who have MCI are more likely than not not to get AD.
The signs and symptoms of AD worsen over time. Family members might not be recognized by others. The ability to speak, read, and write may be compromised. They can lose the ability to comb their hair or brush their teeth. Later on, they can develop anxiety or aggression, or they might stray from their house. They eventually require 24-hour care.
Family members who have to take care of them may experience considerable stress as a result. AD typically starts after 60. The danger increases as you age. If you have a family history of the condition, your risk is further increased. There is no cure for the illness. However, for a brief period of time, some medications may help prevent symptoms from getting worse.