Ten questions I have about Alzheimer's disease

SPOILER ALERT: SOMEONE I LOVE DIED FROM THIS DISEASE AND OTHERS ARE CURRENTLY BEING AFFECTED BY IT. THESE ARE THE TEN QUESTIONS I HAVE ABOUT ALZHEIMERS AND AM CURRENTLY SEEKING THE ANSWERS TO

1. CAN WE TEST FOR IT DEFINITIVELY:

I have recently watched a movie on Netflix called "Still Alice". I cried but I also learnt of some positive tests that can be done to determine if you have the disease. I wish I knew more definitively about these tests.

2. HOW DOES ONE DIE FROM THE ALZHEIMER DISEASE:

According to Alzheimer's Association:
Alzheimer's disease leads to nerve cell death and tissue loss throughout the brain. Over time, the brain shrinks dramatically, affecting nearly all its functions.

3. WHAT IS ALZHEIMER DISEASE

Alzheimer's is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain's nerve cells and neurons, results in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, often results in behavior changes.

4. WHAT CAUSES ALZHEIMER DISEASE

Scientists don't fully understand what causes Alzheimer's disease in most people. The causes are believed to be a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors.The influence of each factor increasing or decreasing ones risk of developing the disease may differ from person to person.

5. ARE THE LIFESTYLE CHANGES THAT CAN PREVENT ALZHEIMER DISEASE

Swimming group sports, adult education corses, playing games and walking, reading and writing for pleasure, learning foreign languages, playing musical instruments.

6. WHAT ARE FOODS THAT BOOST MEMORY

Avocados, Apples, Dark Chocolate, Green Tea and Blueberries

7. WHAT IS MY FAVOURITE DOCUMENTARY FOR ALZHEIMER DISEASE

I have recently discovered SALT PRUNE, The Documentary and I enjoy it.

8. WHAT ARE SOME LOCAL RESOURCES I CAN USE FOR SUPPORT

Alzheimer's Association T&T

Alabanza Music

9. WHAT ARE SOME WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER DISEASE

Memory Loss, difficulty performing familiar tasks, problems with language, disorientation to time and place, poor or decreased judgement, problems keeping track of things, misplacing things, changes in mood and behaviour,  trouble with images and spatial relationships, withdrawal from work and social activities

10. ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC GUIDES FOR COMMUNICATING FOR SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMER DISEASE

Diminish Distractions, banish background noises. Converse one-on-one, more people equals more confusion. Keep things simple, stick to short, specific statements. Avoid arguments, no one will win. Just keep talking, even if they can no longer respond.

 

With love from Freeport while I acknowledge that Alzheimer's Disease.

Chan

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