- George Fernandes, the former Trade Union Defense Minister, died in Delhi at the age of 88.
- He suffered from Alzheimer's disease for a very long time
- Read on to find out more about the disease
George Fernandes, the Union's former defense minister, died Tuesday in Delhi at the age of 88 , He was suffering from a prolonged illness, Alzheimer's disease. He recently got swine flu. He has been struggling with Alzheimer's disease for a very long time. Alzheimer's disease is a serious mental condition in which a person has problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Here's everything you need to know about the disease and its causes.
What is Alzheimer's disease?
Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of mental decline in the elderly and shortens the life expectancy of people. According to the Alzheimer's Association, the disease can not be the only reason for a person's death. People die of complications from the disease such as blood clots and infections. A person suffering from this disease suffers a severe memory loss, and some people even lose the ability to move or eat themselves.
Read also: Why do women have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's?
What are the symptoms?
- Forget about conversations, appointments or events.
- Forget about personal belongings
- Forget names of family members and friends.
- Lose the ability to find the right words to identify objects and express thoughts.
- Difficulties in interpreting things in their environment and can be lost in familiar places
- Inability to concentrate
- Decisions and decisions in everyday life become increasingly difficult
- Difficulty in carrying out everyday activities such as brushing, bathing, etc. [19659004Depressionofsufferingoranxiety Frequent mood swings
- Increased stubbornness
- Troubled sleeping and sleeping habits
- Leaving home
What are the causes?
The exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is not yet known, but over time it can affect the brain.
- Genetics: People who have a family history of the disease are at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's.
- Down syndrome: the reason for this lack of clarity, but those who suffer from Down syndrome are more likely to develop Alzheimer's.
- Age: Your Alzheimer's risk increases with age. People over the age of 65 have a higher risk of contracting the disease.
How can you slow down the progress?
A healthy diet is not only healthy for your body, but also for your mind. Alzheimer's disease is an inflammation of the brain that could be avoided by avoiding sugary foods, fried foods and fast foods. Eat a Mediterranean diet, plenty of omega-3s and lots of fruits and vegetables.
Various studies indicate that regular exercise can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Exercise stimulates the thinking ability of the brain. You can also meditate to relax and reduce the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
You may be wondering what sleep has to do with the slowing down of Alzheimer's disease, but one study has shown that poor sleep habits can lead to various health disorders, memory and cognitive impairment.
Do not put stress on
Most illnesses that you suffer are related to stress. Too much stress can affect your health. Chronic stress affects the proper functioning of the brain, increasing the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
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Written by: Arushi Bidhuri
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff January 29, 2019