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Causes and Common Symptoms Of Alzheimers
by MaryGrace Patterson

Monday, June 25, 2007
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I have written some of the known causes of Alzhiemers. Researchers are still investigating, origins and treatments, and hope one day to find a cure to stop this dreaded killer disease.There are a few new medical break throughs which are in trail stages that I will metion at a later time.

Alzheimers is a progressive disease for which there is no known cure at this time.

It causes nerve cells in the brain and brain matter to become damaged. This damage is related to the loss of neurotransmitters( the brains chemical messengers).

Researchers have found "beta amoloid plaques" between the neurons in Alzheimers patients as well as "twisted tau protein" ( tangles )in neurons.

The changes can cause an immune response and result in inflamation, in which the brain feels like its on fire.
The cells are damaged and destroyed.

Many scientists believe there is a genetic link in famlies who have had the disease. It increases the risk of developing it.. Other risk factors include, head injuries,conditions that damage heart and blood vessels, stroke . The exact cause is still not known.

Common symptoms of Alzehimers are:

Impaired memory and thinking
Confusion and,or diorientation
about time and place
Difficulity in doing familar every day tasks
Misplacing items, unable to follow directions
Problems with language in writing and speaking
Impaired visual or spatial skills, being repetative
Loss of motivation, changes in sleep patterns, judgement, behavior
and personality.

I will be writing about tests, medications and the stages of Alzhiemers in days to come.

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Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/28/2007
Amazing writing,from a amazing and sweet lady,my love is with you always...Hugssssssssssssss
Chanti Lace xoxoox
Reviewed by jude forese 6/27/2007
will be looking forward to more this informative prose ...
Reviewed by H Cruz 6/26/2007
Yea, the o'l mans got it, but maybe he deserved it too!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/26/2007
Science is hand in hand with God....
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 6/26/2007
MaryGrace, these writings are like an excellent course in sharing the effects of Alzheimers. I'm learning much from your writings and I feel fortunate to be getting this information. My father, had Alzheimers, and he never was able to tell me what the symptoms were so this is a blessing. Keep up this good work and always know that faith is a fine thing to have in a time of need. You're a real trooper for sharing this information to the world. Keep you eyes cast on our Lord & Savior and He'll be there to nourish your soul.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/26/2007

Keep writing, keep strong; you are in my prayers. Getting older, my memory isn't what it used to be...getting forgetful. Will have to keep my eyes on it........drives me bats. LOL Thank you.

(((HUGS))) and ove, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/26/2007
Keep the faith; you are in my prayers, (((Dear Friend)))! Thanks for enlightening and informing; keep writing, and keep hoping! Lean on the Lord; He always helps!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/26/2007
And we will be reading, MaryGrace; keep writing, and keep the faith.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/25/2007
Thank you MaryGrace for keeping us so informed. My grandfather had Alzheimers for a number of years, so heartbreaking. Today there is so much that doctors can offer, much more than years ago. My thoughts and prayers are always with you.....

Be safe,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/25/2007
Thank you for sharing the info MaryGrace! I admire you so much for your positive attitude and the courage you have to face this head on. it is a fine example to us all! May Creator favor you with His best blessings.

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 6/25/2007
It is very good of you to take time to help educate Author's
Den members and visitors about Alzheimer's. Greater awareness will hopefully lead to increased support for research, treatment, and
the provision of resources to Alzheimer's sufferers and their
families. T h a n k. y o u ! xOx Phyllis xOx
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 6/25/2007
An insightful and informative write my dear friend, thank you so much for your updates. Glad to see you posting, keep em coming, we'll keep reading! God Bless, Take care, you're still in our prayers!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/25/2007
thank you for the informative write
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