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Causes And Treatment Of Alzheimer's

Dr. Tanu Singh 89% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Neuropsychiatry
Psychiatrist, Varanasi
Causes And Treatment Of Alzheimer's

With age, most body organs begin to deteriorate in their function. This happens to the brain also, thereby reducing the overall speed of functioning of most organs. While slowing of bodily movement is visible, the internal organs functioning also slows down, which is not that obvious. Memory loss or dementia is one of the main manifestations of this degeneration of the brain.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and the associated symptoms includes reduced reasoning abilities and cognitive defects. Though it is seen only in the elderly, not all elderly people will have Alzheimer’s. The overall quality of life of the affected person is reduced with difficulty remembering things that were recently learned. It is a progressive disease and as it gets more severe, a full-time caretaker may be required.

Causes: The brain cells are affected by protein masses known as plaques and tangles. These hamper the way communication between the brain cells happens as well as affect nutrition from reaching all parts of the brain. This leads to shrinking of the brain, eventually leading to memory loss and other problems. There is also a strong genetic linkage, as most people with Alzheimer’s have the lipoprotein A gene.

Symptoms: Though memory loss is the most common symptom, there are other symptoms:

  1. Being confused about places, people, and times
  2. Inability to find the right words during conversations
  3. Regular objects are misplaced
  4. Becoming irritable, (in someone who was not so previously)
  5. Mood swings
  6. Personality changes
  7. Inability to organise thoughts
  8. Not able to make the right decisions
  9. Repetitive talks and actions
  10. Forgetfulness (not something the person always does)
  11. Difficulty with numbers (again, not something calculations
  12. Difficulty managing everyday tasks and minor problems
  13. Suspicion of others (like immediate family members and friends)

Risk factors: While age is definitely a risk factor, the fact that not all aged people develop Alzheimer’s is to be borne in mind. Other risk factors include the history of stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity, and poor lifestyle choices.

Diagnosis: While there is no definitive way to diagnose Alzheimer’s, symptoms along with brain scans and neuropsychological function testing are useful ways to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment: This is aimed at two things reducing the rate of disease progression and treat (or reverse) symptoms if possible.

Cholinesterase inhibitors improve cellular communication in the brain and also manage depression and agitation. Memantine is used to slow the pace of disease progression.
In people with the disease, small changes are useful to help them with the symptoms. These include keeping essential things like keys and wallet in the same place, keep a daily diary to help them remember things, keep pictures of friends and family within visible distance.

Hi am asking this information regarding my younger brother. He is 22 years old As he shared his feelings with me. He is doing share market work/intraday trading. He told me he facing some issue like. After he faced loss that time he automatically got angered, he think nothing. What he think he didn't remember. He feels something forget. He feels not good. Some time he want to work but he didn't. He do work for small time like 15-30 minute after that he think now I do not need to work. Some time he he faced too much headache. He did not remember past things. He try to remember but didn't. He plan for work before a day. But after day he forget what I planned. He told me. When he faced loss that time he think I will do more study and get profit. But on 2nd day. He forget how he do study. What included in study. How he will do. Many questions in mind. But nothing solved. He told me today all those things. Happing since last 15 days. Now what should we do for him?

Dr. Col V C Goyal 94% (9898 ratings)
CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Hi am asking this information regarding my younger brother. He is 22 years old
As he shared his feelings with me.
He ...
Write details of medicine he is taking. Do 1.no alcohol. 2. Reduce wight if over weight 3. No smoking/ tobacco 4. Diet - no ghee/ butter, have mix of vegetable oils - mustard, til, ground nut, olive oil, have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. No sugar, potato, rice 5. 30 mts brisk walk daily 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts ,6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. 9. Take more water- proper hydration. Medicine can not be advised for open question, for medicine contact on private chat.
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I am feeling very alone because my father is no more he is my best friend and when I missed my father too much I should taking beer or wine I felt better I wanted to forget my memories with my father but nobody and no medicine help me.

Dr. Debasish Pal 85% (47 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Kolkata
I am feeling very alone because my father is no more he is my best friend and when I missed my father too much I shou...
I have received your message through LYBRATE. Ensure whether you can do without beer, or can sleep properly. If not you are depressed, and tequre evaluation and treatment.
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My father is 60 years old and he is facing memory related issues like he is unable to talk flawless (gets confused). He is not even able to do even simple mathematical calculations (20+12 ). Very often he faces difficulty in recognizing directions even for the roads he has travelled thousands time. He forgets small small things and can’t recall something discussed a couple of hours earlier. He is a diabetic person for last 10-12 years and takes medicine regularly. He does not drink, quit smoking 12-15 years ago. In last 5-6 years he was consistently surrounded by severe challenges causing mental and emotional pressure. To worsen his condition, he was attacked and bitten by a monkey (in head) while sleeping, around 4-5 years back. We noticed his problem with memory loss a year back and since then he is on medication but there is no improvement, medication has only slowed down the rate of memory loss. We are concerned and want to get him a proper treatment. Any suggestion or guidance will be highly appreciated.

Dr. Shashidhar 91% (6366 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
It is important to maintain a good control over his blood sugar levels. Keep him surrounded by a good company - a pleasant environment: where all the family members accept his condition as it is and share the togetherness. Doing daily exercise and eating healthy food (more of organic products) can help in natural healing. Learning Yoga can be beneficial for his overall health and well-being. You can also start Homeopathy which is safe and gentle and can be taken with other regular medicines without any side-effects or drug interaction. You can contact me for a detailed consultation so that suitable remedy for his constitution can be given.
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Sir I forget small things or someone's statement and the events have been happened, I never forget.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 94% (13858 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
You should do regular pranayama and yogasana.. Avoid bad habits... And take proper sleep. Start a multivitamin tablet..
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How To Keep In Touch With Your Consciousness?

Dr. P.K Gupta 85% (158 ratings)
MBBS, MD, PGD-USG ,PGDS (Sexual Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
How To Keep In Touch With Your Consciousness?

Keeping in touch with your consciousness can be a brilliant thing to do. One should know thy self before anyone else in the world. Consciousness qualifies as self awareness. It gives you clarity about what you want, who you really are and who you really want to be. 

How to keep in touch with your consciousness?

  1. Walk out into the woods: Go on a nature hike. Take your dog and go for a run into the woods. Listen to your favourite music and do not forget to stop and breathe in the scenic beauty. It is bound to make you introspect.
  2. Go on a solo trip: Take a leave from work, get packing and head out to that trip to the Himalayas that you have been planning on for ages. Take your closest friends along if you would like to. And, if you are going on your own, do not forget to inform your friends or family about it.
  3. Meditate: Even if you have never tried to do it before, it is never late to start. Even if you are in the beginners’ level, it helps you attain inner peace and tranquillity. It is probably one of the best ways to get in touch with your inner self and harness energy from within. It will give you greater focus, more transparency and you will attain discipline in life.
  4. Befriend with like-minded people: When you are on a journey to become a person with great self awareness and a more conscious person, you are the most benefitted when you find people who share your belief and you can be your true self with them. This will make you true to yourself and the people around you. This is a sign of rising self consciousness.
  5. Pursue higher intelligence:  Every single person is intelligent in their own way. A person may be blessed with high I.Q., whereas other people can be emotionally or spiritually intelligent. While chasing consciousness, learn to grow as a person. Make yourself familiar to new things, different people and you will realise how vast is the world and the immense amount of things you are yet to take from her.
  6. Taking control of your decisions: Never let another person dictate terms to you. The moment you let another person make your decisions, you lose yourself a little bit. Taking conscious control over your decisions will immediately create a sense of understanding of your own self and you will attain more consciousness in the process.
  7. Let the skies speak to you: Go camping will your closest, true friends and star gaze with them. Lying down on the grass and watching millions of stars look right back you can be an overwhelming experience. You will truly learn and understand how vast this universe is and let it seep into you. You will feel more in touch with yourself than ever before. The path to self consciousness will get even more clear in your head.
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Hi, I am 34 years old male. I have problem that, I can not concentrate on anything. Not able to retain the things even for some time. Always forgetting the important things. This is impacting my work and personal life horribly. Because I do mistakes an I do not even understand what went wrong. So I am always under pressure that something will go wrong, this leads me to not taking any responsibility. Or telling lies which I do not intend to do.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 90% (5721 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Ur going through some kind of stress or anxiety,,do regular exercise,,some yoga,,think positively,,do some meditation,,u need to spend some time with ur dear one,,go to ur fav place,,with this u need proper homoeopathic treatment
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My father is fifty years old and he is facing memory related issues like he is unable to talk flawless (confusing. Sometimes he is not able to do even simple mathematical calculations (20+12 like that, difficulty in reaching home and he forgets small small things. One year back he met with an accident where he broke his leg, from the time this memory problem become more worsen. We consulted psychiatrist but no change in his condition, by taking those medications he is always asleep. Please help me so that I can help my father?

Dr. Tanmay Palsule 95% (4362 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Homoeopathy is wonderful in treating such chronic, repetitive complaints More details like your family history, past history, thermals, thirst, desires aversions, attitudes is required to make a prescription especially in a chronic case such as yours. Consult in private with the above details. More questions may be asked if required. 1Keep a daily to-do list. Keep a small notepad where you can write down tasks that need to be done. If you are in the middle of something important and get interrupted, writing down what you need to do later will help you remember. 2.Use a calendar for scheduling activities. If you're busy with school, work, or caring for your family, it can be hard to keep track of all the assignments, meetings, and events going on each day, week, or month. A calendar will help you to avoid forgetting when something is due as well as the exact time and date. 3.Try creating habits. If, for example, you always forget to pack your yoga mat for class after work, you can work on making this part of your daily routine and create a new habit. Making something a habit takes time (longer for some than for others), but it can be done. Try forming habits by using the 3 Rs: Reminder, Routine, Reward. 4.Identify distractions that lead to forgetting. With a busy and stressful lifestyle, there may be things that you or others do that distract you from getting things done. Distractions can be your own avoidance technique, or they can be external forces that inhibit focus and concentration 5.Make time to relax. Avoid filling your day with too many meetings, events, or chores such that you have no "down time." Being busy is not a competition, and your mind shouldn't feel like it's on overdrive on a regular basis. Allow yourself to have time to yourself, so that you aren't overworked and overstressed. 6.Exercise your brain. Keeping your brain active through games or hobbies that stimulate focus and help you mental strength. While exercising the whole body keeps you healthy and reduces stress, try these activities to help you keep your brain healthy 7.Be aware of your family medical history. Does your family have a history of dementia, a thyroid disorder, or a mental health condition? 8.Eat healthy. Your diet affects all aspects of your body including the brain. Boost your body and brain's ability to focus and retain memories through healthy eating habits and avoiding junk food. Make sure to drink plenty of water. Consider these brain healthy foods 9.Get a good night's rest. Getting enough sleep (generally between seven to nine hours a night) will allow your mind and body time to recuperate and relax before another busy day begins. Denying yourself adequate sleep could lead to a lack of focus, forgetfulness, and impaired ability to do daily activities. 10.Exercise. Regular exercise has proven to not only help you stay in shape and keep your heart healthy, but it also helps to get the blood flowing to the brain. Keeping active therefore not only helps the body but also the mind. Consider these ways to keep fit For medication consult online in private.
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Sir I'm forgetting all thing in my daily routine and I'm very upset to forget all thing so please tell me some ideas that I can recover my memory power. There is knots in my body and I'm taking homeopathy medicine.

Dr. Akarshini Am 90% (150 ratings)
BAMS, MD-General Medicine, Phd - Kayachikitsa
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Use ayurveda for that. Forgetting things happen with Memory loss due to many reasons. You can opt for our package of swarna bindu which helps Take online consult appointment.
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