Alzheimer is a disease of the Brain.
Human Brain deteriorates with age. Normal decline is so slow that it does not affect the normal day to day functioning of a person. A person can perform his daily chores even till the last day of his life.
However, when attacked by Alzheimer, a person's Brain degenerates at a much faster rate. He is unable to recall names, places and things. It is difficult for him to recognize objects, people or places. He may walk from his bedroom to the fridge. Halfway he may forget where he was going.
The first sign is memory loss that gradually causes Dementia. It may lead to death.
Some glaring causes of Alzheimer's Disease are:
Fluid collection in the Brain
Toxicity: Abuse of Alcohol or drugs
Diseases of the Lungs, Kidney, Liver
Pump head Syndrome: Open Heart Surgery
Diabetes: Increased Blood sugar levels
Infections of the Brain or Spinal Cord
Nutritional deficiencies: Vitamin B12 and Folate:
Heavy Metal Poisoning: Specially Aluminum.
Progress of the disease is very, very Slow. Therefore, it is imperative to recognize the symptoms as early as possible.
Some early signs for the disease are:
Loss of Smell
Problems loom large
Not Able to Find way home
Planning becomes difficult
Confusion with time or place
Does not know where he is going
Cannot find things he placed himself
Can ' t perform normal work at home or office
Can ' t perceive images, relationships
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Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
1st Stage: This is the initial stage of Alzheimer’s Disease . The disease has set up and causes disruption in the nerve cells but the symptoms have not appeared yet.
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): In this a person may feel some memory problems. But the memory is not as degenerative that it may affect one’s personality. It may not be progressive degeneration that leads to Alzheimer’s Disease.
Alzheimer’s Dementia: In this stage the condition will become worse with aging of a person. The symptoms develop gradually and a person is not able to do his daily tasks. This causes dementia and interferes with the memory of a person. A person fails to recall his memory, identify objects and finds difficulty in recognizing faces. He takes time to think and to respond. He takes time to complete his regular tasks and seems confused all the time.
Possible cause of Alzheimer's
Wrong eating habits
Other mental disorders
Blood Pressure Problem
Plaques: Formation of Plaque in the nerve cells. Plaque is thick deposition of proteins that causes disruption between the nerve cells. Nerve cells are transmitters that transmit signals between the body and Brain. But due to formation of plaque the nerve cells fail to work properly and lose their connection with the Brain. It may lead to death of the Nerve cells. Hence, it will affect mental health and learning ability of a person.
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Differential Diagnosis : Amnesia is a disease of the Mind.
When a person is not able to remember events, memories, information and experiences it is Amnesia. It may be partial or total loss of memory. It may be caused due to damage to that part of the Brain that is used for memory processing.
Note : ( Loss of Smell a Harbinger of Alzheimer ) :
Are you finding it hard to differentiate between odor or gas?
It may be an early sign of Alzheimer. In Alzheimer the Brain cells get degenerated gradually. Studies have shown, that there is protein known as beta amyloid which start building up in the Brain. It may result into cognitive impairment whose first consequence the damage of sense of smell. If you are facing a problem with poor sense of smell, then there are some possibilities of developing Alzheimer in future.
Try to find the cause behind the poor sense of smell. But yes, if you have both the symptoms that is Cognitive impairment and Poor Sense of smell, then the chances of Alzheimer increases.
Note : People who are diabetic have more risks of getting Alzheimer's Disease.
Insulin regulates Blood Sugar. It also helps the Neurons to take Glucose for energy and regulates the Neurotransmitters for Memory and Learning. But eating too much fatty food disrupts the Insulin System. This may lead to permanent Neural damage and causes Alzheimer's Disease.
What Triggers Alzheimer??
Fatty and Sugary food. White sugar or artificial sweeteners.
Tap water may contains Fluoride, one of the causes to develop weak memory.
Hybrid Foods, uses of pesticides are damaging the original food quality.
Cell phone towers emit Electromagnetic radiations, which are damaging our brain cells gradually and develop memory problems.
Use of Aluminium
Materia Medica for Alzheimer
Alzheimer is a disease of the brain. A chronic neurodegenerative disorder that attacks the brain cells is called Alzheimer. The brain cells begin to die and this leads to loss of Memory and Cognitive functions. The degeneration is slow in the beginning but the condition worsens over time. In initial stages Short term memory is affected. Gradually, the episodic memory, semantic memory and finally the procedural memory are impaired. As the disease advances reasoning, attention and language abilities are disrupted.
Alzheimer and Memory loss due to aging
Alzheimer’s disease is often confused with Memory loss due to aging. However, these two are separate problems of the brain. In fact, Alzheimer is not even a part of the normal aging process. If Alzheimer was a part of the normal aging process, then every person above 60 years of age would be suffering from Alzheimer.
Memory declines with aging
Having a slight decline in the memory with aging is normal. Generally, the decline is minor and it does not have an effect on daily activities of a person. However, if the change is severe and it disturbs the normal life of a person, then it may be Alzheimer.
Difference between Alzheimer and Memory loss due to aging
In age related Memory loss a person may forget a part of the conversation. In Alzheimer, a person forgets about the entire conversation, he even forgets that a conversation took place.
1) Hints or reminders may help a person with age related Memory Loss. In Alzheimer’s disease hints and reminders are of no benefit.
2) A person with age related Memory loss knows about his Memory Problem. However, a person with Alzheimer will never agree that he has a memory problem.
3) In age related Memory loss a person may recall the information later on. In Alzheimer’s disease the person is unable to recall information.
4) A person with age related Memory loss may forget your name but he knows that you are his friend. In Alzheimer the person completely forgets about you. He may not even recognize you. He may act like a stranger.
5) In age related Memory loss the vocabulary is intact. In Alzheimer the patient struggles with vocabulary. He may find difficulty in choosing the right words. He may call things with odd names, like calling a watch as hand clock.
Causes of Alzheimer’s disease?
The exact direct cause of Alzheimer’s disease is not known. However, a combination of genetics, life style and environmental factors are thought to be behind the occurrence of Alzheimer. Alzheimer is caused by death of the brain cells. As more and more brain cells die, brain shrinkage and increase in severity of Alzheimer symptoms is observed in the patient.
Beta-amyloid and Tau are two proteins responsible for the death of the brain cells.
Amyloid Plaques :
Beta-amyloid is a type of protein that damages and destroys the brain cells. Normally, it is eliminated out of the body. In Alzheimer’s disease, this protein gets collected around the brain cells and interferes with communication process of the cells. The accumulation of amyloid plaque is one of the main causes of the death of brain cells.
Neurofibrillary Tangles are the fibers found inside the brain cells. These fibers are involved in transport of nutrients between the nerve cells. The fibers are primarily made of a protein called Tau. In Alzheimer’s disease, the Tau protein goes abnormal. It causes formation of abnormal tangles inside the brain. The transport system is affected.
Who is at risk of Alzheimer’s disease?
The primary risk factors of Alzheimer are Aging, Genetics and Family History. Health conditions known for increasing the chances of Alzheimer are :
High Blood Pressure
Smoking and Tobacco intake
During the initial stages, Alzheimer Symptoms are often confused with those of aging. The symptoms are mild in the beginning and worsen as the disease advances. The speed, at which the symptoms advance, varies from person to person.
Stage 1 ( Early or Mild Stage ) : The first and the most common sign of Alzheimer is the loss of recent memory. It is also known as Short term memory loss. The individual faces difficulty in recalling recent things. He forgets recent conversations. His learning ability is affected. Grasping new ideas becomes difficult. This stage lasts from 1 to 4 years. Some other symptoms are:
Forgets daily activities
Wandering and getting lost
Misplacing things in odd places
Difficulty in understanding language
Stage 2 ( Moderate or Middle Stage ) : The condition worsens as the disease progresses. The parts of the brain which control language, reasoning and sensory processing are affected. The person faces difficulty in remembering names and recognizing people. The stage lasts from 2 to 10 years. The Symptoms are :
Forgets about himself
Changes in mood and behavior
Lost in the familiar environment
Needs reminders for daily activities
Repeats a particular sentence again and again
Unable to recognize friends and family members
Stage 3 ( Severe or Late Stage ) : In this stage the symptoms become severe. The person is unable to communicate and becomes completely dependent on others for care. The symptoms are :
Loss of verbal skills
Unable to communicate
Difficulty in swallowing
Confused about past and present
Unable to control bowel and bladder
Extreme problems with mood, behavior, hallucinations, and delirium
Following foods boost the Memory and are beneficial in Alzheimer's disease :
Green leafy vegetables : Kale, Spinach, Collard and Mustard greens
Cruciferous vegetables : Broccoli, Cauliflower, Bok Choy, Brussels sprouts
Berries and dark-skinned fruits
Cold-pressed virgin Coconut Oil
Coffee and chocolate
Extra virgin olive oil
Foods that trigger Alzheimer :
White sugar, rice and bread
Fatty and Sugary food
Diseases or conditions that mimic Alzheimer symptoms :
Alcohol and drug abuse
Chronic sleep deprivation
Include 1 tsp leaf powder in your daily meal.
Powder dried root of Camel Thorn. Put 2 tablespoons of powder in one glass of water. Boil till it remains 1/4. Filter. Add one teaspoon Ghee and drink twice a day for 7 days.
Take 5 tablespoons Coriander seeds. Boil in one glass water till it remains 1/4. Add Sugar Candy (Mishri) and drink.
OR : Take Coriander juice. Apply it over the head daily.
Eating Carrots help in enhancing memory. Take it in the form of salad or juice.
Soy products are best known for enhancing memory. So use it in your daily diet.
Oats ( Jae ) for Alzheimer
Include Oats in your daily diet.
Massage the scalp with Bacopa Monnieri oil. This oil is easily available in the market.
Take two capsules of Ginkgo two times a day.
Take one tablespoon of dried roots of Asparagus Racemosus daliy with a glass of water.
Have two Indian Gooseberries daily. Its better to take before break fast.
Drink the decoction of the bark of Drumstick plant. Have one glass a day.
Prepare a tea by adding two- three pinches of Cinnamon powder. Have two cups two times a day.
Ginseng American for Alzehimer
Prepare a decoction made from the roots of Ginseng. Have one cup two times a day
Prepare a decoction of Chamomile leaves. Have one cup two times a day.
Prepare a root decoction of Kava. Have one cup two times a day.
Flaxseeds for Alzheimer disease
Take a tablespoon of Flaxseeds daily.
Grind Liquorice ( Mulethi ). Boil 1/4th teaspoon in a cup of water. Have it every morning. It enhances memory power.
Put a few drops of Evolvulus Alsinoides ( Syamakranta ) essential oil in hot Milk and drink at bed time regularly.
Soak 5-7 Almonds ( Badam ) in some water overnight. Peel them off and eat on an empty stomach next morning. Repeat daily. It enhances your memory.
Put 2-3 drops of Sesame Oil ( Til ka Tel ) in each nostril of the patient twice a day.
Or : Rub lukewarm oil on the feet and head.
It helps in reducing the stress caused by Alzheimer and improves the condition as well.
Mango ( Aam ) contains Glutamine Acid which promotes active functionality of the brain. It increases the concentration and sharpens the memory. So enjoy the summer season with mangoes. You may take it in any form like- Mango Shake, Slices.
Take 200ml of water and 5 to 6 leaves of Rosemary. Boil it and make a tea. Drink it twice a day.
Or Take Rosemary leaves and crush them. Breathe in the vapours with closed eyes two times a day.
Quercetin present in Apple ( Seb in India ) has strong Antioxidant property. This property protects the Brain cells from degeneration. Apple reduces the effects of aging on the Brain.
Have Apple Juice 3 to 4 times a week.
Take 120 gm Drynaria ( Roots/ Rhizome ). Boil it for 10 min in water until it remains to half. Drink 1 glass each day for 3 days. Multiple Herbs How to Use Herbal Treatment? Click Here +
Herbal Treatment For Alzheimer 1
Wash the leaves of Indian Pennywort in warm water. Make a paste by adding Black Pepper. Take 2 teaspoons with a glass of butter milk in the morning before break fast. Use it for 3 to 6 months.
Herbal Treatment For Alzheimer 2
Take the following herbs in equal quantity :
Celastrus Paniculatus, Butterfly Pea, Indian Pennywort, Bacopa Monnieri, Withania Somnifera .
Grind them together. Have 1/4 teaspoon with lukewarm water daily.
Herbal Treatment For Alzheimer 3
Heat some butter in a pan. Put Ginger ( Adrak in India ) paste and stir. Add 3 tsp Honey ( Shehad in India ) and 1 tsp Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch in India ) powder. Have 1 tsp of the mixture once a day.
Herbal Treatment For Tonic 1
Thoroughly wash 250 gram each of the following herbs. No need to peel them.
Garlic ( Lehsun in India ), Onion ( Onion in India ), Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Horseradish, Green Chili ( Hari Mirch in India ), and Lemon ( Nimbu in India ). Put them in a food processor and coarsely chop them. Put the mixture in a 3 liter jar. Top up with Apple Cider Vinegar ( Seb ka Sirka in India ). Cover it with a piece of cloth and rubber band. Store in a dark place for a month. Stir with wooden spoon everyday. After one month strain through cotton cloth. Bottle. Store in a cool and dark place. Take 30 ml everyday. Take for whole life.
It will build Immunity, clean arteries of plaque, Lower cholesterol, open blocked arteries and prevent Alzheimer.
Attention : If it hurts the throat, add Honey ( Shehad in India ) or eat a little sugar after drinking it.
Herbal Treatment For Alzheimer 4
Take 2 tablespoons of Dried Indian Pennywort Leaves, One tablespoon of Rosemary and 3-4 Pinches of dried Ginseng American powder.
Put it in a covered pot.
Make an infusion of One tablespoon of this mixture with One cup of hot water.
Do not take before bedtime.