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As I have always had an interest in the medical field, the following are blogs that I have created that deal with some of the most common medical issues that people are diagnosed with.

Medical topics blog has information on 60 different medical conditions, 3 Specialized Procedures and 2 Miscellaneous Topics

Medical Topics

Cancer blog has information on 33 different types of cancer

Cancer

Common Health Issues

Addictions

Alzheimer’s

Diabetes

Headaches

Hypertension

PTSD

Sleep Apnea

Tobacco Smoking

Some people can actually feel it when their blood pressure rises into hypertension territory.

Your system flutters, the heart pounds almost audibly, and you cannot wait to take the correct medicine to ease the situation tp to think clearly again.

Some people who do have high blood pressure actually experience no problems at all or display any symptoms.

When men and women are prescribed medicine for an issue they do not really think,  that on each day they are in a hurry to leave to perform, or each day they absently leave their medicines at the house on their way somewhere, which may cause them to just skip a dose.

Dementia becomes a problem for many elderly citizens. Dozens of millions of people from all over the world are being affected by this illness to some degree.

Apart from other causes, Dementia is mainly caused by dying brain cells.

The destruction of brain cells is generally caused by strokes, tumors, or head injuries.

Dementia can also be hereditary, so all people should check their family history to see if there were cases of dementia in their family, as a way to help prevent as much as possible dementia.

Dementia is a medical condition that originates in the brain. It has many different impacts depending on the type of dementia and the person involved.

Dementia has many symptoms which can impact a loss of memory, deterioration in critical thinking, language skills, judgment, and overall behavior.

In many cases, this problem is degenerative and the symptoms cannot be reversed.

The changes are permanent and tend to get worse over time.

There is another common form of dementia called Lewy body disease. It affects primarily elderly adults and is typified by unusual protein structures in different areas of the brain.

The term dementia is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by certain diseases and conditions, such as memory loss.

What is important to understand is that there are various different types of dementia.

Usually, people associate the term dementia with Alzheimer’s disease. Whilst this is the most common cause of dementia, it is not the only one.

Learning about different types of dementia is important because each one has its own set of characteristics.

Types of dementia include:

Alzheimer’s disease
Vascular dementia
Dementia with Lewy bodies
Fronto-temporal dementia
Korsakoffs syndrome
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
HIV-related cognitive impairment
Mild cognitive impairment

Human existence would be unimaginable without being able to communicate.

When communicating with someone who has dementia, the challenge is much greater.

Dementias like Alzheimer’s disease affect language skills in many ways.

There may be difficulty finding words, or substituting the wrong word, or using “nonsense words” (neologisms).

Dementia sufferers can forget the names of familiar people or objects, or confuse generations, mistaking their wife for their mother.

In the later stages, they can lose all ability to communicate verbally. Using non-verbal behaviors, in fact, is critical to effective communication in dementia.

The probability that a person has dementia increases with age. However, studies have shown that the disease may occur before 60 years.

Dementias are diseases in which intellectual capacity deteriorates progressively and continuously.

Dementia is actually a group of symptoms that usually occur in diseases that cause brain damage and the death of neurons.

Nerve cell death is a normal process, but if in the case of some illnesses the process runs faster.

There are many types of dementia, the most common being Alzheimer’s disease (more than 60% of cases of dementia), vascular dementia, and dementia of Parkinson’s disease.

Aside from Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias exist such as Dementia with Lewy body, Vascular dementia, Parkinson’s disease with dementia, and dementia due to various neurologic and medical conditions.

How will you know if a person is suffering from Alzheimer’s dementia?

Alzheimer’s dementia is a neurologic disorder characterized by a progressive and irreversible cognitive decline associated with impairment in functioning.

Cognitive deterioration consists of memory impairment.

Initially, there is recent memory impairment but as the disease progresses, even the long-term memory is affected.

In addition to memory impairment, a patient with dementia has impairment in one of four cognitive areas: aphasia, apraxia, agnosia, and impairment in executive functioning.

A lot has been written and spoken about Alzheimer’s as a memory disease.

In recent medical news, there is research that speaks about brain implants as a type of treatment that could restore memory in Alzheimer’s sufferers.

The electrical implant can possibly be used to bring back long-term memory which has been completely lost and improve it in others who have a normal recall.

In addition to using it for patients with Alzheimer’s sufferers, it is also beneficial for stroke victims and people with brain injuries.

Based on current statistics of people over 65, one in three is expected to die from dementia.

The actual causes of Alzheimer’s disease still remain elusive.

Researchers have made some progress in understanding what actually causes this debilitating condition.

The disease is named after Alois Alzheimer. He was the first to identify the peculiar plaques and tangles in the brain, which are characteristic of the illness.

Not until the final decades of the twentieth century, Alzheimer’s could only be accurately diagnosed only by a post-mortem examination and the careful analysis of the brain the tissues.

Due to the ongoing research, scientists are beginning to uncover precisely what is happening and why those characteristic tangles and plaques crop up in the brain.

Dementia is a non-specific illness issue. It affects areas of the brain that deal with cognition could be the ability to remember, attention span, speech, and even problem-solving.

Dementia usually occurs in older age groups. It is rare in people under age 60.

The possibility of developing dementia will increase as the person gets older. A person usually must exhibit symptoms for about 6 months to be diagnosed.

Major Causes and Risk Factors Which are Related to Dementia:

Most types of dementia can be nonreversible (degenerative).

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