Progressive Steps of Alzheimers disease
Alzheimer is a common form of disease which affects people mostly the aged persons, which is a progressive brain condition which slowly affects memory function of a person. The impacts associated with Alzheimer disease is inability of people to perform tasks, impairment with language and communication in general and also it eventually leads to permanent memory loss. If not managed well Alzheimer can lead to death and thus the following are stages that one undergoes when he becomes a victim of Alzheimer and other dementia types of diseases.
We have a No-impairment stage where the new cases are reported as they occur. Everyone who suffers here seems to have different symptoms. There is no loss of memory at this stage hence no symptoms will be shown. Someone may be having the disease but unaware that it is growing slowly. The symptoms are not detectable unless you conduct a close examination of the person. Due to different immune systems the signs may differ also. Try to seek medical attention in case of signs that are not usual.
The seniors face a stage called mild decline phase that one experiences minor memory issues. Memory problems will be a sign that there is growing disease that will affect the memory. Losing of items in the house without knowledge of the person is sign. People affected may think losing your items is a normal thing. Friends will notice the issue through the way you handle them. The physician can perform tests here and ascertain the diseases condition in order to administer medical advice. It may get to a point where one cannot use words effectively when conversing with people.
The signs will become clearer at the moderate decline phase of the disease. People will now be noticing the state of the victim through his memory related action. The victim will struggle in order to communicate with other people effectively. Poor memory will lead to forgetting of immediate events by the victim. The victim will be unable to manage small calculations. The victim will forgo his life history and not remember experiences. Finally victims will start looking for help when things get worse and he cannot handle daily routines.
Some people may be able to survive independently at the struggling phase of the disease. At this stage it is easier for one to carry on with day to day activities including going to washroom. Victims undergoing this phase can clearly remember their family members. When getting to severe decline phase one will need supervision and assistance to meet his daily routines. The victim will only be able to recall close family members. Very severe decline phase will be the terminal stage where one loses capability of communicating. One will only be struggling to speak when conversing with people.