As compared to men, women have got increased frequency of acquiring Alzheimer’s disease above age of 65 and the researchers have further claimed that 17% women are facing memory loss and dementia problems in America in contrast of 9% men. Brain witness massive changes in women after menopause which possibly makes them quite suitable and in other words, vulnerable to develop Alzheimer. In accordance with the conventional and traditional stats, women were at the highest stage of risks because of their longevity but deeper studies now have proved that this might be because of the energy shift in brain which is not accompanied well by the women.
How AD or Alzheimer’s disease is caused?
See, AD starts at the synapse point where neurons meet and communicate inside our brain. Beta-amyloid is a sticky protein which gets on accumulating at the synapse and interrupts the communication process of neurons that carry and transmits information inside the human body. In other words, excess deposition of beta-amyloid does not allow the neurons to talk to each other and thus; information is not retrieved or transmitted at the instant when it is needed by our brain.
Possible symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease
Symptoms of AD may seem to be normal and aging issues at the initial stage but they become more frightening and dangerous as the disease progresses with age.
Early stage symptoms for AD
- Language trouble
- Memory loss – short-term
- Sudden mood swings
- Sleep changes
- Difficulty in doing common and familiar tasks
- Issues with management and planning
- Lack of task appeal and motivation
Middle stage symptoms for AD
- Increased trouble in accomplishing daily chores and tasks
- Strong feelings for anger and paranoia
Final stage symptoms for AD
- Talk with familiar people
Risk factors to Alzheimer’s disease
- Aging: Beta-amyloid is accumulated more in amount as time passes and chances of getting AD becomes more realistic and stronger above 65.
- Head trauma: loss in consciousness
- Diabetes: Women aged over 60 and suffering with type II diabetes are more likely to develop AD due to unexplainable molecular mechanisms which link diabetes with AD.
- Genetics: Researches have shown that Familial Alzheimer’s is caused due to single genetic mutation and often runs within family trees. This type of AD may develop before 65 which mean women under this category can be suffering with Alzheimer in 50s or even 40s.
- Cardiovascular disease: With the fact that beta-amyloid is produced more with increased cholesterol levels, cardiovascular and other heart diseases are the potent risk factors to Alzheimer’s disease.
Most common types of Ads
- Early-onset Alzheimer’s: before 65
- Late-onset Alzheimer’s: after 65
- Familial Alzheimer’s: depends on family genetics
Diagnosis of AD
The doctors will diagnose for tangles and plaques in your brain to get aware of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease however; it is only possible after autopsy. In living stage, the researchers can tell you about the probable or possible stages of Alzheimer’s disease.