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Alzheimer's disorder is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. A neurodegenerative type of dementia, the disorder starts mild and gets progressively worse. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events. As the disorder advances, symptoms can include confusion, irritability, aggression, mood swings, trouble with language, and long-term memory loss. As a person's condition declines they often withdraw from family and society. Gradually, bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death. Although the speed of progression can vary, the average life expectancy following diagnosis is approximately seven years. Fewer than 3% of individuals live more than 14 years after diagnosis.
The 2013 statistical report from the Alzheimer's Association gives a proportion of the population affected - just over a tenth of people in the over-65 age group have the disorder in the US. In the over-85s, the proportion goes up to about a third. The Alzheimer’s Association says it accounts for between 60% and 80% of all cases of dementia.
What causes Alzheimer’s disorder?
Like all types of dementia, Alzheimer's is caused by brain cell death. It is a neurodegenerative disorder, which means there is progressive brain cell death that happens over a course of time.
The total brain size shrinks with Alzheimer's - the tissue has progressively fewer nerve cells and connections.
While they cannot be seen or tested in the living brain affected by Alzheimer's disorder, postmortem/autopsy will always show tiny inclusions in the nerve tissue, called plaques and tangles:
Plaques are found between the dying cells in the brain from the build-up of a protein called beta-amyloid (you may hear the term "amyloid plaques").
The tangles are within the brain neurons from a disintegration of another protein, called tau.
Risks of Alzheimer’s disorder
Unavoidable risk factors
Age - the disorder is more likely in older people, and a greater proportion of over-85-year-olds have it than of over-65s.2
Family history (inheritance of genes) - having Alzheimer's in the family is associated with higher risk. This is the second biggest risk factor after age.7
Having a certain gene (the apolipoprotein E or APOE gene) puts a person, depending on their specific genetics, at three to eight times more risk than a person without the gene.6 Numerous other genes have been found to be associated with Alzheimer's disorder, even recently (see developments below).7
Being female (more women than men are affected).
Potentially avoidable or modifiable factors
Factors that increase blood vessel (vascular) risk - including diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. (These also increase the risk of stroke, which itself can lead to another type of dementia.)
Low educational and occupational attainment.
Prior head injury. (While a traumatic brain injury does not necessarily lead to Alzheimer's, some research links have been drawn, with increasing risk tied to the severity of trauma history.)
Sleep disorders (the breathing problem sleep apnea, for example).
While there is no special diet required for people with Alzheimer's disorder eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet is extremely beneficial.
Eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods from each food group.
Maintain a healthy weight with a good balance of exercise and food.
Limit foods with high saturated fat and cholesterol
Cut down on sugars.
Limit foods with high sodium and use less salt.
Stay hydrated (some people may have fluid restrictions due to another medical condition, such as heart failure or liver cirrhosis).
Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These are great sources of fiber, which can help curb constipation.
Drink enough water or other fluids.
Stay physically active
Relieving Dry Mouth
With Alzheimer's, the body's signal for thirst may be diminished. In addition, some medications can be drying. Besides drinking water, other ways to relieve dry mouth or increase fluids include
Dunk breads, toast, cookies, or crackers in milk, hot chocolate, or tea to soften them
Take a drink after each bite of food to moisten your mouth and to help you swallow
Add broth or sauces to foods to make them softer and moister.
Eat sour candy or fruit ice to help increase saliva and moisten your mouth.
Maintaining Your Weight
Malnutrition and weight maintenance are often issues for those with Alzheimer's disorder. Poor nutrition related to Alzheimer's may be related to different reasons, such as a diminished sense of hunger and thirst, problems eating or swallowing, problems using utensils or inability to self-feed, poor food choices, and depression.
Eat smaller meals or snacks more frequently. Eating 5-6 times a day may be easier than eating the same amount of food in three meals.
Take a daily multivitamin/mineral supplement.
Eat the more nutritious, higher-calorie foods in the meal first
Prepare meals that are easy to make and eat.
Make meals enjoyable. Eating with others may encourage you to eat better.
If you have problems eating or swallowing, talk to your health care provider. Chewing and swallowing problems can be a choking risk. Your health care provider can recommend a special diet or certain foods to make it easier for you to eat.
Maintain good oral care. Brush and floss your teeth and clean dentures regularly. Make sure to see your dentist for checkups and routine cleanings.
If you have a problem using particular utensils or dishes, choose a different utensil or dish that is easier to handle. For example, it may be easier for you to eat with a spoon and bowl than a fork and plate. Have finger foods available to eat or ask a friend or family member to help prepare foods that are easier to handle.
Staying physically active can stimulate appetite.
Seek treatment if you are feeling depressed. Poor appetite and weight changes can also be symptoms of depression.
The following products are recommended for bringing order to the Lifestyle Disorders.
Supplements for Alzheimer
Dosage recommendation can be sought from our specialist at My HealthWorks Clinics/ Telephonically.