Alzheimer’s Disease – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Ayurvedic Treatment


Introduction

Alzheimer's disease is also known as "Senile Dementia" is a kind of dementia which is related to the problems like memory, thinking and behavior. With time, symptoms show up and get worse. It is the most common form of dementia which includes memory loss and cognitive ability. Alzheimer's disease includes 60-80% of dementia. It is a neurological disorder which occurs because of the death of brain cells which further leads to serious memory loss.

The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are mild; however the disease worsens with time. People find it harder to remember recent happenings and also face difficulty in recognizing people. A full time assistance is must for a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Symptoms

The most common symptom of Alzheimer's disease is the person forgets the newly remembered things:-

Difficulty in remembering things which adds to:

  • Repetitive questions
  • Misplacing belongings
  • Getting lost in familiar route
  • Poor understanding of safety risk
  • Unable to manage finance
  • Poor decision making
  • Unable to plan reflex actions
  • Difficulty in recognizing faces or objects
  • Hesitation while speaking
  • Writing and spelling errors
  • Personality and behavior changes
  • Socially unaccepted behavior

Memory loss is a vital symptom in Alzheimer's disease. The most prominent symptom would be when facing problem in reasoning, judgment and problem solving.

Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease occurs when brain cells die. With time, there is brain cell death which is known as "Neurodegenerative Disease". Person with Alzheimer's disease has fewer nerve cells in the tissue. There are plaques and tangles in the nerve tissue of brain. A protein, known as Beta Amyloid, is found between the dying brain cells.

Plaques

A protein called as Beta Amyloid may damage and destroy brain cells which cause Brain Cell Death.

Risk Factors

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Down syndrome
  • Mild Cognitive Impaired
  • Past Head trauma
  • Lifestyle and Heart Health
  • Other health problems: -
  • Pneumonia
  • Fractures
  • Bedsores
  • Dehydration

Diagnosis

Neurological Exam

  • Reflexes
  • Muscle tone and strength
  • Ability to get up from a place and walk across the room
  • Balances

Lab Test

Mental status and neuro psychological testing:-

  • Brain Imaging
  • MRI
  • CT scan
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  • Ayurvedic View

Ayurveda has substantially described and treated Alzheimer’s patients as well as disease. Alzheimer’s disease includes Epilepsy, insanity, depression, fainting, memory loss.

According to Ayurveda, mainly because of Vata Dosha, there is disturbance in the old age that leads to Alzheimer’s disease.

Factors Responsible for Alzheimer's Disease

  • Smoking
  • Genetic
  • Obesity
  • High Blood Pressure

Alzheimer's disease can affect each person in various ways. Certain factors responsible are:-

  • Growing age
  • Down syndrome
  • Hypertension

Herbal Remedies for Alzheimer's Disease

1. Ekangveer Ras

It strengthens the nerves and muscles. It consists of calcium, vitamin D and also other useful nutrients that helps to maintain the bone structure and gives relief to the pain.

2. Acorus Calamus

It relieves a number of nerve related disorder and promotes speech fluency, speech ability. It increases memory power and builds a strong coordination.

3. Bhrut Vata Chintamani Ras

  • It is in tablet form. It is used for Vata Dosha Imbalance.
  • It is prescribed for memory loss, migraine, and vertigo.

Why are Ayurvedic Products Better?

Ayurveda creates a strong bond between the mind and soul. It dignifies the rhythm of life. Ayurveda has no side effects neither for short term nor long term. The prime goal of Ayurveda is to help people live a healthy and a balanced life without the need of drugs or surgeries.

Ayurveda has magnificently treated diseases like:-

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • PCOD
  • PCOS
  • Infertility

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He is the Director and Chief Ayurved Physician at Chandigarh Ayurved Centre. He pursued his BAMS from Shri Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College, Chandigarh in 1985. He is practising for more than 30 years.
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He is the Director and Chief Ayurved Physician at Chandigarh Ayurved Centre. He pursued his BAMS from Shri Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College, Chandigarh in 1985. He is practising for more than 30 years.

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