Day 17 Of 30 Days Challenge for Autumn: Alzheimers Society Charity

Alzheimer/dementia to me is horrible because seeing someone close to me living with it; having carers helping to look after them whilst looking after my other ill grandparent well keeping an eye on them, ideally looking after the one who needs it the most but at the end of the day they both need looking after.

Yet what’s the best part is that they always catch you out by saying something that you don’t expect them to say or do; but on the other hand it is worrying at the best of times when they do something extremely dangerous, and they don’t remember doing it at all. Let me explain what Alzheimer’s mean.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia describes itself a set of symptoms which includes memory loss, difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These types of systems can occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases which include Alzheimer’s Disease.

The disease is named after a doctor who has first described it was called Alois Alzheimer to which is a physical disease that affects the brain. There are more than 520,000 people in the UK with the disease. During the course of the disease, proteins build up in the brain to form structures called ‘plaques’ and ‘tangles’. Which leads to the loss of connections between nerve cells and eventually to the death of the nerve cells and loss of the brain tissues.

People who have Alzheimer’s can also have a shortage of some important chemicals in their brain. These chemicals are messengers to help to transmit signals around the brain. Where there is a shortage of them the signals are not easily transmitted to be able to come effectively as they use to be.

To find out more information about Alzheimer’s please click the link below.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20007/types_of_dementia/2/alzheimers_disease

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