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It is the most common type of dementia, in which the mental ability of a person declines and gradually reaches such a stage that it becomes difficult for them to lead a normal life.[/caption]
Can Alzheimer’s disease (AD) be prevented? Well, it is difficult. However, you can definitely reduce the chances of Alzheimer’s by keeping a check on the early signs as well as preventive measures.
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It is the most common type of dementia, in which the mental ability of a person declines and gradually reaches such a stage that it becomes difficult for them to lead a normal life.
According to an IANS report, In India there are more than 50 lakh people suffering from dementia, of which nearly 80 percent have Alzheimer’s. According to doctors, this number is expected to double by 2030."
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Here's Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's
Loss of memory: One of the most common symptoms of AD is loss of memory. Forgetting day-to-day things like dates, names, events, spellings, common words etc are a part of this. This also includes mixing words up.
Facing challenges in solving problems: People at an early stage might experience difficult in following plans and solving problem. It can even happen with following a recipe or tracking easy monthly bill updates.
Taking time to accomplish familiar tasks: It happens with the people with Alzheimer's that they find it hard to finish their daily works. Even they may have issues with driving to a familiar location or managing a simple budget at home or office.
Puzzlement with date, time or location: People suffering with Alzheimer's can lose track of date, time, season or even the location. Also, sometimes they forget about their location and how they got there.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
Though there is no scientific method, doctors say regular physical exercises can help you to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by almost 50 per cent. Also, it is very essential to keep your brain busy all the time. Keep monitoring problems like high BP, diabetes, cholesterol and more. Add fresh fruits and greens in your diet, while avoid smoking and drinking. And the most important is to be happy and get your stress levels in check. All work, no play is something to avoid. To be stress free it is important to be happy and indulge yourself in some leisure activities.