Alzheimer’s Syndrome and Consequences of the Disease
Alzheimer syndrome is caused by the progressive death of brain cells. It often results from a certain combination of genetic, behavioural and environmental factors. Scientists do not yet understand entirely what causes this illness, but it is obvious that AD severely damages the brain.
Affected by this disease, the brain loses its cells and connections between them. Along with cells dying, the brain undergoes certain shrinkage. At first, the only symptoms of this process are mild confusion or increasing forgetfulness. However, in time, AD robs a patient of most of the memories. If a person does not undergo a serious Alzheimer therapy, he or she starts suffering from disorientation, speaking and writing problems, social withdrawal, anxiety and depression. Patients suffering from this disease lose their ability to think and reason, make judgments and decisions, plan and perform even simple tasks.