The results show that your grandma has the Alzheimer's disease. It's a disorder where you would lose your memory slowly. There are two types of Alzheimer's: the early-onset and lastest-onset. Early-onset is when people get Alzheimer between ages 30 and 60 which is very rare. Lastest - onset is when people get Alzheimer's at age 65 which is common.
Can you tell me more about this Alzheimer's disease, so that I could share it with my family members?
How and who is affected by it?
Your grandma must of inherit the Alzheimer disease from one of her parents. Your grandma would start to lose memory from the present moments she had. Then she would lose parts of her memory. Also, her personality and behavior would change. Women would get more affected by it because they tend to live longer than men.
What causes Alzheimer's disease?
Scientists don't yet fully understand what causes the Alzheimer disease, but it appears that the disease develops a complex series of pathological events that place over time inside the brain. Age is the most important risk factor for the Alzheimer disease.
What are the symptoms of this disease?
The rate of symptoms worsen varies from person to person.The only symptoms you might notice of the Alzheimer disease forgetfulness and mild confusion. It leads to growing trouble with some things like memory, thinking planning and other things.
Is there any way to prevent Alzheimer's disease?
People can’t change the genes they inherit from their parents, but they can change things like diet, physical activities and medical care to prevent it run in the family. Also, the doctor first may suggest a meeting with a genetic counselor that help them make decisions on what comes next.
Is there any kind of treatment or cure for the Alzheimer's disease?
There are no cures for the Alzheimer's disease, neither for treatment. But there are special drugs for the Alzheimer and they are donepezil, galantamine, memantine rivastigmine, and donepezil and memantine.
Thank you, doctor, for this useful information about the Alzheimer's disease.