World Alzheimer’s Day
World Alzheimer’s Day: observed to raise awareness of the most common cause of dementia, a term that describes a set of symptoms that can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem solving or language. The symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, such as Alzheimer.
What is Alzheimer? Alzheimer is a progressive disease, meaning more parts of the brain will be damaged over time and the symptoms become more severe.It is caused by parts of the brain wasting away, a process called atrophy. During the course of the disease, proteins build up in the brain to form structures known as “plaques” and “tangles” – which leads to the loss of connections between nerve cells and their eventual death.According to Alzheimer Research UK, people with the disease also have a shortage of some chemicals in their brain, which help to transmit signals. When there is a shortage, the signals are not transmitted as effectively.