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How to Provide Care for Someone with Alzheimer''s disease

A: Alzheimer''s disease is a progressive, nonreversible brain condition that occurs in older adults. The hallmark symptom of Alzheimer''s disease is memory loss, although many people experience impairment in attention, decision-making, language and basic daily activities such as eating or getting dressed. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer''s disease is a significant challenge. Patients easily become disoriented and frustrated, taking a mental and emotional toll on the caregiver. Learning basic caregiving skills and strategies makes it easier to cope with the stresses of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer''s disease....


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Does Ambien cause Alzheimer''s disease?

A: Ambien (zolpidem) can cause a type of amnesia. Some people using this medicine have engaged in activity such as driving, eating, or making phone calls and later having no memory of the activity. If this happens to you, stop taking Ambien and talk with your doctor about another treatment for your sleep disorder. Alzheimer''s disease is one of the most serious and progressive forms of mental deterioration known as dementia, and the most common type of dementia to affect older people in America. Alzheimer''s impacts a part of the brain that controls cognitive function, including memory, comprehension, thought processing, and language capabilities. All people who develop Alzheimer''s disease become unable to care for themselves once the...


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Is heavy metal toxicity the cause of Alzheimer's disease and autism?

A: The official stance from the major organizations (CDC, NIH, IOM) is "no". However, many parents, doctors and others will disagree. For some more reading on the opinions of those parents I would suggest the following: http://www.safeminds.org/ (be sure to check out the research page) http://www.putchildrenfirst.org/ (this is an excellent brand new website that has detailed studies, research and cover up ) http://generationrescue.org/ http://www.momsagainstmercury.org/ http://www.momsonamissionforautism.org/ http://www.909shot.com/ I would also suggest reading the book "Evidence of Harm" by David Kirby. From these, you can make up your own mind. As a side note, *some* vaccines still contain thimerosal (mercury), the flu vaccine is one of them, and it is given to children...


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Death from Alzheimer"s disease

A: Cheryl, I can not stress enough the importance of understanding that, yes, people do die of Alzheimer"s.  Alzheimer"s (and many other dementias) are not just diseases that cause people to forget events or names.  In the later stages of Alzheimer"s, people forget how to do basic bodily functions such as swallowing.  This often results in their death as they aspirate on their food or saliva. Mary...


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What is stage 7 Alzheimer`s disease?

A: Stage 7 Alzheimerís is described as very severe decline, late stage Alzheimer`s disease. At this stage of the disease all verbal and walking abilities, ability to sit up and smile will all gradually be lost. Motor symptoms may include jerking movements and seizures can occur. During stage 7 Alzheimerís the person with Alzheimer`s will be incontinent and will be unable to do anything for themselves and they will have problems swallowing.. ...


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How common is dementia and Alzheimer''s disease?

A: It is generally acknowledged that dementia doubles in frequency every 5 years from the age of 65. Estimates suggest that 5 percent of those age 65 have dementia and for those in the 85 to 90 year range, estimates as high as 50 percent have been suggested. Of those who have dementia, from 50 to 75 percent are thought to suffer from Alzheimer''s disease (probably closer to the latter figure). Thus, dementia -- and particularly Alzheimer''s disease -- represent very significant public health problems, since the percentage of the population in this age group is rapidly increasing. It is currently estimated that some 4.5 million adults suffer from Alzheimer''s disease and by the year 2030, this number may easily double...


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What causes Alzheimer''s disease?

A: Researchers do not know the exact cause of Alzheimer''s disease, but it likely is due to a variety of genetic and environmental factors. Some factors are suspected to have a role in the development of Alzheimer''s disease. They include: -Age and family history -Certain genes -Abnormal protein deposits in the brain -Certain environmental factors, such as head trauma Brain studies show that chemical and structural changes occur in the brain tissue of people with Alzheimer''s disease. These changes interfere with a person''s ability to process, store, and retrieve information. It is not known why these changes occur....
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How is Alzheimer''s disease prevented?

A: The cause of Alzheimer''s disease is unknown, so there are no proven prevention guidelines to follow at this time. Researchers are working to define risk factors for the disease and studying substances that have the potential to reduce the risk. One recent new study, for example, suggests that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may lower the risk of Alzheimer''s disease. The finding appears to confirm that inflammation plays a role in the disease. Further study is needed to identify whether any of these medications can safely prevent the onset of Alzheimer''s....
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How common are dementia and Alzheimer''s disease?

A: It is generally acknowledged that dementia doubles in frequency every 5 years from the age of 65. Estimates suggest that 5 percent of those age 65 have dementia and for those in the 85 to 90 year range, estimates as high as 50 percent have been suggested. Of those who have dementia, from 50 to 75 percent are thought to suffer from Alzheimer''s disease (probably closer to the latter figure). Thus, dementia -- and particularly Alzheimer''s disease -- represent very significant public health problems, since the percentage of the population in this age group is rapidly increasing. It is currently estimated that some 4.5 million adults suffer from Alzheimer''s disease and by the year 2030, this number may easily double...


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What are the physical effects of Alzheimer`s disease?

A: Studies donít all agrees, but from what Iíve read, the physical effects of Alzheimerís disease would include overall frailty, such as motor function, grip strength, and slow walking. Accumulation of the plaques and tangles seen in the brain of Alzheimer`s disease patients may interfere with neural systems that handle the planning and monitoring of even simple movements. In advanced stages, swallowing seems to be a on the common physical effects of Alzheimerís disease.. ...


 
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