Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a form of dementia that gradually gets worse over time. It affects memory, thinking, and behavior, including memory loss, confusion, trouble with everyday tasks, and decisions and gets worse with time.
During the AD, the brain shrinks and the number of nerve fibers and a number of some chemicals that help to send messages between brain cells gradually reduces. Also, tiny deposits or "plaques" form throughout the brain.
Dementia is a syndrome or collection of symptoms that impact memory, the performance of daily activities, and communication abilities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Dementia is usually connected with 4 A's:
Many people with dementia are not aware that they have dementia. Unexplained falls or unexplained weight loss may be the first indication. Dementia usually affects older people.
There are two main types of Alzheimer's.
They usually talk about seven main stages of Alzheimer's.
According to the Alzheimer's association the first signs of disease are following:
The cause of AD is not entirely known but is thought to include both genetic and environmental factors. Genetics determine partially the risk of developing AD.
ApoE genes are commonly known to have the strong influence on the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
We test for variants on the APOE epsilon 4 and APOE epsilon 2. Apart from the genetic risk itself, you'll get your risk compared to average and lifestyle recommendations to lower your risk.
Currently, there is no cure for AD, but drug and non-drug treatments may help with both cognitive and behavioral symptoms. They include
You may be interested in knowing your Alzheimer's genetics risk, especially if this disease is running in your family.
For now, there is no clear way how to prevent Alzheimer's. However, according to modern studies environmental and behavioral factors such as education, exercises, and red wine are protective of Alzheimer. They can delay and/or slow down the disease.
If you are suffering from diabetes, high cholesterol, head trauma or had the disease running in your family It is highly recommended that you test your APOE genes. Anyone can test his likelihood of developing Alzheimer and adjust his lifestyle with just a few simple tricks that will make you live longer and healthier.
Test your APOE genes and Start your healthy journey today!
Posted on: 12/04/2018