Forgetfulness exists in different types. From forgetting to switch off the fan to forgetting somebody’s name, it’s not exactly a great thing to happen. Yet, not all the time is this difficulty to remember things all that harmless. What if, at some point of time, as you age, the most common activities which you perform on a daily basis, is at times forgotten. Is it still forgetfulness then?
It is not. It is Dementia. Or more specifically Alzheimer’s Disease.
Many-a-times, age or injury can often affect your brain in various ways. Dementia is a condition where the brain injuries or conditions you get affected by hamper your memory, thinking and ultimately your behaviour. Dementia as a disease, is progressive in nature. As it progresses, it is known as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is not the same as Dementia, it is a form of it.
It gets very difficult for a person to go about his or her daily routine along with forgetting the most basic of tasks. Help is required to open doors, button-up shirts, tie up shoelaces and so many more making the person dependant on others to a great extent. This reduces quality of life.
[ Also read: Alzheimer’s Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments ]
Stages of Alzheimer’s disease
There are mainly 7 stages which marks the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This World Alzheimer’s day, doctors and hospitals all over the world join together to raise awareness and understand the condition.
The stages are:
Stage 1: Stage 1 showcases no symptoms, but if you have a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, then an early diagnosis is possible.
Stage 2: The major symptom of forgetfulness is seen in this stage, however it should be differentiated between forgetting on a normal basis and forgetfulness due to Alzheimer’s.
Stage 3: In this stage, the signs of mild physical and mental impairments start showing up. Comparatively reduced memory and concentration. These symptoms are mainly noticed by someone close to the person.
Stage 4: This is the stage when Alzheimer’s is most often diagnosed but it is still considered as mild. Memory loss and the inability to perform everyday tasks can be seen to a greater extent.
Stage 5: Moderate to severe symptoms force the person to require help from close people is seen in this stage.
Stage 6: Here, a person with Alzheimer’s might need help with the most basic tasks, such as eating and putting on clothes.
Stage 7: This is the most severe and is known as the final stage of Alzheimer’s. There might be a loss of speech and facial expressions.
If you think, you or someone you might know is going through this condition, be kind and understanding. Or visit us at Vinn hospitals so that we can help you get through this condition with better quality of life.
[ Also read: Alzheimer’s: What It Does To You ]
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