Screening for Alzheimer’s Disease

September 21, 2015

Alzheimer’s disease is a condition characterized by progressive degeneration of the brain cells. Alzheimer’s causes a decline in memory and thinking ability. It also affects mood, emotions, behaviour and the ability to carry out normal daily activities.

Its development generally goes through certain stages, or phases, that will lead to changes in the lives of those with the disease and those of their families.

Alzheimer’s disease is, as yet, incurable and its development is irreversible. However, current treatments and the adoption of certain lifestyles can often significantly slow down the progress of the disease and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Here are a few warning signs:

  1. Memory loss that affects your everyday life
  2. Difficulties performing simple tasks
  3. Language problems
  4. Disorientation in time and place
  5. Diminished judgment
  6. Difficulties with abstract ideas
  7. Inappropriate storage of items
  8. Mood and behaviour changes
  9. Personality changes
  10. Loss of initiative

At Privamed, the nurse and doctor work together to answer all your questions, screen for the disease at an early stage, take charge of your medical treatment and make appropriate, personalized follow-ups to monitor your physical and psychological well-being.

If you are worried about any of the warning signs, make an appointment at one of our clinics.

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