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What Is Dementia And How You Can Prevent It

Alzheimer's disease is a disorder of the brain that affects memory, thinking, behavior, and daily activities. It is usually chronic or progressive. Globally, dementia affects more than 50 million people and is expected to increase by 300% by 2050.

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 Dementia is difficult not only for people who suffer from it but also for those who care for them and their families. Lack of awareness and understanding of dementia in most countries leads to stigma, diagnosis and care and the physical, psychological and economic consequences for caregivers, families and communities.

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 The most common form of Alzheimer's disease is Alzheimer's disease. Proper synthesis of two proteins, amyloid and tau, is believed to be the cause of Alzheimer's disease. This causes a buildup of stones or amyloid around the brain cells.

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 In Alzheimer's disease, the chemical agents (called neurotransmitters) that are involved in transmitting messages or signals between brain cells are reduced as the disease progresses. Although there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, there are medications that can help relieve some of the symptoms.

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 If you experience any or more symptoms of forgetfulness, be sure to visit your doctor.

 • Loss of memory.

 • Problem focusing.

 • When it is difficult to carry out routine tasks, such as being confused about the actual change when shopping.

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 • Strive to follow a conversation or find the right word.

 • Confusion in time and place.

 • Emotions.

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 Mental health can be reduced by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise, quitting smoking, abusing alcohol, losing weight, eating well, and maintaining a healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels can help reduce a person's risk of dementia.

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