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Is Alzheimer's a terminal disease?

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The question of lz depends on how to define terminal illness.
if terminal illness means incurable, then Alzheimer's (AD) is indeed an incurable disease. We can only relieve symptoms, delay progress, and even we are not doing both well enough.
and if terminal illness refers to a serious and life-threatening disease, then Alzheimer's disease is not. AD only causes amyloid deposition in the brain, neurodegenerative disease, but most of the elderly will die of its related sequelae, such as AD elderly late meal will be unfavorable, easy to lead to reflux aspiration, leading to pulmonary infection, and then die as a result of infection, or AD elderly walking can not walk well, fell, there are a lot of problems and so on.
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It's terminally ill.
more than 71 per cent of patients with severe Alzheimer's die within six months to a year. This mortality rate has exceeded that of some cancers, of course, if the overall mortality rate is still not as high as that of cancer.
once sick, the process is irreversible and difficult to slow down, and there are few specific drugs at present. From mild to moderate to severe, the basic average duration of each stage is about 1.5-2 years, with elements that vary from person to person, of course.
from this point of view, the first is not cured, the second will die, Alzheimer's disease is of course terminally ill. And a lot of people don't realize. When it comes to cancer, everyone thinks of"terminal illness"and starts thinking about arrangements. But when it comes to Alzheimer's, many people don't think of it. But Alzheimer's patients need no less hospice care than cancer patients.
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Alzheimer's disease (dementia) is not only Alzheimer's disease (Alzheimer's disease), but also Louis body dementia (Lewy body dementia), vascular dementia (Vascular dementia), mixed dementia (Mixed dementia), Parkinson's syndrome (Parkinson's disease) and so on.

all species have one thing in common-persistent damage to brain nerves and irreversible damage.

Alzheimer's disease is said by too many people, so I won't repeat it.

Lewy body dementia-- Lewy body dementia is caused by the decline and death of nerve cells in the brain.

Vascular dementia vascular dementia, which is caused by brain damage caused by impaired blood supply to the brain, and sometimes develops into a cerebral infarction.

Mixed dementia mixed dementia, as its name suggests, is more than two types of mixed dementia.

Parkinson's disease- Parkinson's syndrome is a decline in some brain cells caused by aging, which can cause dyskinesia (shivering) and dementia.

Alzheimer's disease, in addition to its own brain damage, will affect the memory of the elderly, motor decline, language disorders, swallowing function and so on, will easily cause many complications. For example, swallowing function, severe choking on solids we all know can cause asphyxiation, or often choking into small objects, fluid bodies can cause aspiration pneumonia. Wait.

Alzheimer's is a chronic, persistent disease that stays with you until you die.
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the future is expected
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Agnosia is irreversible.

generally comes to the end, when the patient loses, basically there is only about half a year left.

attached., 0 years, aware of the obstacles, and lost part of the ADL that is the ability of daily activities, accompanied by problems such as processing, aggressive behavior, and so on. In the middle period of

, for 3 to 6 years, they are generally sent to see protective institutions, such as homes for the elderly, because of their clear behavior. After being sent to a residential care home for the elderly, because of the surrounding living environment, do not have to deal with and other problems, there will be more or less to increase the number of illnesses.

later, 6 to 9 years, the basic need for a high degree of understanding, because the loss of the ability to eat, and the need to plug into the esophagus, because of a human condition, generally within half a year to three years to the end of life.
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dementia is a chronic or progressive syndrome, usually characterized by a more severe decline in cognitive function (that is, the ability to deal with the mind) than in the normal course of old age. It affects memory, thinking, orientation, understanding, computing, learning, language and judgment, but not consciousness.
Cognitive impairment is usually accompanied by a decline in emotional control, social behavior and mobility. Dementia is caused by a variety of diseases that primarily or secondary affect the brain. Dementia is one of the main causes of disability and dependence on others among older people around the world. It not only brings great pain to dementia patients, but also puts great pressure on their caregivers and families. Lack of understanding and understanding of dementia can lead to discrimination or obstacles in diagnosis and care. The impact of dementia on caregivers, families and society is not only physical, but may also be affected psychologically, socially and economically. Symptoms and signs of dementia affect each patient in different ways, depending on the impact of the disease and the individual situation of the patient before the disease. The signs and symptoms associated with dementia can be roughly divided into three stages.
early stage: because dementia is a gradual onset, it is often ignored in the early stage of dementia.
common symptoms include: forgetfulness, loss of time, loss of time Including trance and repeated questions
terminal: patients with late dementia are almost completely dependent on other people's care and almost completely inactive. Severe memory impairment occurs, and physical signs and symptoms become more and more obvious.
symptoms include inability to recognize when and where relatives and friends have difficulties in self-care, increasing need for assistance in walking difficulties and experiencing more behavioural changes, which may include multiple different forms or causes of common forms of aggressive dementia.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and may account for 60-70% of the causes of dementia. Other major forms include vascular dementia, Louis body dementia (abnormal accumulation of proteins in nerve cells) and a group of diseases that lead to frontotemporal dementia (deterioration of the frontal lobe). The boundaries between different forms of dementia are not clear, and mixed forms of dementia often exist at the same time. Treatment and health care do not currently have a cure for dementia or change its course of development. Countless new treatments are at different stages of clinical trials. However, much remains to be done to support and improve the lives of dementia patients, their caregivers and their families.
the main objectives of dementia care are:
early diagnosis optimizes physical, cognitive, mobility and health status detection and treatment of concomitant physical disease detection and treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms to provide caregivers with information and long-term support for risk factors and to ensure that existing evidence proposes some objectives for prevention efforts. This includes coping with risk factors for vascular disease, such as diabetes, middle-aged high blood pressure, middle-aged obesity, smoking and lack of physical exercise. The social and economic impact of dementia is enormous, including direct medical costs, direct social costs and informal care costs. In 2010, the total global social cost of dementia was estimated at $604 billion, or 1.0 per cent of the world's gross domestic product (GDP), or 0.6 per cent if only direct costs were taken into account. Total costs range from 0.24 per cent of GDP in low-income countries to 1.24 per cent of GDP in high-income countries. Effects on families and caregivers dementia puts great pressure on families and their caregivers, including physical, mental and financial stress. The health, social, financial and legal systems need to provide support to patient families and caregivers.
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It has another name, senile cancer.
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It's terminally ill.
the condition can only delay death, but the state of health is irreversible.
Grandpa left on the 25th.
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you can learn about the ocean for a while
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In general, the early stage of senile dementia is accompanied by hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia,and so on. Prevention and treatment of these diseases can effectively delay the incidence of Alzheimer's disease, you can choose western medicine. However, once the emergence of senile dementia is confirmed, traditional Chinese medicine is mainly used in clinical treatment.
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