Today September 21st, It is World DAY AGAINS Alzheimer, date instituted by World Health Organization and the International Federation of Alzheimer.
Alzheimer, also known as Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's or senile dementia, is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by creating a deterioration in the nervous system, causing a progressive loss cognitive and behavioral disorders in the person suffering. This disease causes different atrophy in the brain and can last, depending on the severity of this, until about 10 years.
Currently the disease is incurable and terminal, and in the majority of cases occurs in people over 65 years.The purpose of this commemoration is to provide more information regarding this disease, in addition to promoting an ideal of support and solidarity to the people in general, beside to institutions and official bodies.
What is Alzheimer It is a primary neurodegenerative disorder that usually appears after the age of 65, but may also occur among younger people. When a person has Alzheimer's disease, undergoes microscopic changes in the tissue of certain parts of the brain and a loss, gradual, but steady, from a chemical substance vital for brain function, called acetylcholine. This substance allows nerve cells to communicate with each other and is involved in mental activities related to learning, memory and thought.
Symptoms Initially, there appear small and imperceptible memory loss, but with the passage time, this deficiency becomes increasingly noticeable and incapacitating for the affected, which will have problem to perform daily tasks and simple, and also, others more intellectual, such as speaking, understanding, reading, or writing. Neurological symptoms of Alzheimer's disease affects memory in different types.
These are the damage suffered:
Loss of short term memory: inability to retain new information.
Loss of long-term memory: inability to recall personal information such as birthdays or profession.
Alteration in reasoning ability.
Aphasia: loss of vocabulary or lack of understanding of common words.
Apraxia: lack of control over the muscles themselves, for example, inability to button a shirt.
Loss of spatial ability: disorientation, even in familiar places.
Changes of character: irritability, confusion, apathy, decay, lack of initiative and spontaneity.
wants to provide a completely personalized service, by offering some special aid for its acquisition and treatments, in solidarity with all those suffering from this disease.