The causes of dementia can be divided into two categories: "vascular dementia" and "degenerative dementia". The former is caused by cerebral vascular occlusion or lesions, such as the sequelae of stroke; the latter is related to impaired brain function and also known as "Alzheimer's disease", accounting for six to seventy percent of all dementia.
Alzheimer's disease (AD), also referred to simply as Alzheimer's, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gradually worsens over time. If the disease attacks before the age of 65, the disease is called presenile dementia; if it attacks after the age of 65, the disease is called senile dementia.
These symptoms indicate Alzheimer's disease:
1.There is a problem with judgment, such as unseasonal dressing.
2.Loss of interest, change of hobbies, and reduced activity.
3.Repeat the same thing constantly.
4.It is difficult to learn to use some simple everyday appliances or household appliances.
5.Can't remember the current month or year.
6.It is difficult to deal with complicated things.
7.can't remember appointments with other people.
8.There are problems with everyday memory and thinking skills.
When a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, there is usually only 3-8 years of life, and only a few patients live for more than 14 years. At this time, the meaning of "getting better and better" has already been lost.
Mild Alzheimer`s disease:
1.Memory deteriorates and recent events are quickly forgotten.
2.The ability to calculate decreases and the ability to think is slow.
3.Disorientation as to time.
4.Difficult to Orient oneself geographically.
Moderate alzheimer's disease:
1.Significant deterioration in language function.
2.Difficult to complete all kinds of housework and unable to complete familiar work.
3.Eating is difficult and needs help.
4.Dressing, washing and bathing need help.
Severe alzheimer's disease:
1.Don't know loved ones.
2.Lose the ability to walk.
3.Lose the ability to speak.
In fact, we must be more alert to Alzheimer's disease. According to statistics from 2000 to 2010 in the United States, the mortality rate of cancer and cardiovascular disease has been reduced by 30% compared with the past, but the mortality rate of Alzheimer's disease has increased by 40%. To prevent Alzheimer's, you can do this:
1.Eat a balanced diet and avoid excessive salt and animal fat;
2. Moderate exercise, maintain the strength of the waist and feet;
3. Avoid excessive drinking and smoking, and keeps a regular life;
4. Prevention of arteriosclerosis, hypertension, obesity and other lifestyle diseases;
5. Be careful not to fall since head injuries can lead to dementia;
6. Always maintain a high degree of interest and curiosity in things;
7. To actively use your brain, prevent mental decline;
8. Always care about others, maintain good interpersonal relations;
9.Keep an optimistic and cheerful life.
According to ancient TCM books, Ganoderma lucidum can be used to [soothe the serves, enhance wisdom and memory".
Many cell experiments have confirmed that Ganoderma lucidum can reduce the production of β-amyloid protein, inhibit the release of neurotoxin from this protein, protect the nerve cells of the hippocampus (Hippocampus, which is mainly responsible for learning and memory), and maintain the normal operation of neural signal transmission.
Animal experiments also found that elderly mice given Reishi Mushroom extract, regardless of whether the extract is triterpene based or a combination of triterpene and polysaccharide, after two months of conditioning, can reduce the deposition of amyloid protein in the brain, the learning ability and memory will become better.
More than 100 years ago, the world's first case of Alzheimer's disease was diagnosed. Understanding Alzheimer's disease and preventing Alzheimer's disease should start now!