Mental health

Anxiety Can be Symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease

Most of people relate Alzheimer to old age but neglecting anxiety can cause Alzheimer in any age.

Dementia have many types and most common is Alzheimer in which person gradually loss their remembering power. People start to lose daily basis things.

Symptoms of Alzheim

er’s Disease

Memory loss and confusion are the main symptoms.

Cognitive: mental decline, difficulty thinking and understanding, confusion in the evening hours, delusion, disorientation, forgetfulness, making things up, mental confusion, difficulty concentrating, inability to create new memories, inability to do simple maths, or inability to recognise common things
Behavioural: aggression, agitation, difficulty with self care, irritability, meaningless repetition of own words, personality changes, lack of restraint, or wandering and getting lost
Moocaffeined: anger, apathy, general discontent, loneliness, or mood swings
Psychological: depression, hallucination, or paranoia
Whole body: loss of appetite or restlessness

Also common: inability to combine muscle movements or jumbled speech.

Research shows Facts

Research in American journal of psychiatry show that anxiety is related to Beta-amyloid Protein high levels.This strongly implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, begins destroying synapses before it clumps into plaques that lead to nerve cell death

This research conducted for 5 years on 62 to 90 years old 270 healthy people. Researchers found that anxiety can be starting symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Treatment of Anxiety

Treatment includes counselling or medication, including antidepressants.

Self care

Avoid alcohol
May be harmful and aggravate certain conditions.
Reduce caffeine intake
Reduces risk of aggravating certain conditions.
Physical exercise
Aerobic activity for 20–30 minutes 5 days a week improves cardiovascular health. If injured, pursuing an activity that avoids the injured muscle group or joint can help maintain physical function while recovering.
Stress management
an enjoyable activity or verbalising frustration to reduce stress and improve mental health.
Quitting smoking
Quitting smoking tobacco.
Relaxation techniques
Deep breathing, meditation, yoga, rhythmic exercise and other activities that reduce symptoms of stress
Healthy diet
A diet that provides essential nutrients and adequate calories, while avoiding excess sugar, carbohydrates and fatty foods.
Cognitive behavioral therapy
A talk therapy focused on modifying negative thoughts, behaviours and emotional responses associated with psychological distress.
Meditation
Improves mental health and helps with relaxation.
Psychotherapy
Treatment of mental or behavioural disorders through talk therapy.
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)

Eases symptoms of depressed mood and anxiety.

Anxiolytic

Relieves anxiety and tension. May promote sleep.
Antidepressant
Prevents or relieves depression and elevates mood.
Sedative
Causes drowsiness, calmness and dulled senses. Some types may become addictive.
Nerve pain medication
Blocks pain caused by damaged nerves.

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