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Alzheimer's Disease: A Lifestyle Disease - Part 1

Dec 04, 2019
 

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Lifestyle Disease | Intermittent Fasting for Today’s Aging Woman

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that impacts memory, thinking, and language. It causes dementia. Dementia is a term used to describe the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s causes dementia!

Note: Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Signs and signals gradually increase and become more persistent!

More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. 2/3 are women!

What to look for:

Memory loss (recent things)

Confusion about time and place

Daily tasks become confusing

Loss for words

Difficulty in judging situations

Mood and personality changes

 

There are 3 stages:

  1. Mild (early)
  2. Moderate (middle)
  3. Severe (late)

Mild:

Best described as forgetfulness

  • Words, objects, names of people or places
  • Repeating questions
  • inability to plan or organize

Moderate:

Signs of increased forgetfulness

  • inability to recognize people
  • continuously repeating questions, stories, etc.
  • inability to manage daily tasks: organized bills, planning events, remembering calendared events
  • lack of concern about personal appearance
  • needed assistance to prepare for your day (appropriate seasonal clothing, etc)

Severe

Almost total memory loss

  • mistaken identity
  • delusional
  • increased need for comfort, nigiri for or tactile stimulation
  • inability to perform daily tasks or recognize daily needs


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For more information about Alzheimer's Disease visit: Alzheimer's Foundation of America

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