One in 10 Americans over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease. The cause of this debilitating dementia condition is unknown. Alzheimer’s destroys memory and cognition and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Recognizing the signs of Alzheimer’s disease and getting early intervention may help to slow the progression of the disease. Stem cell therapy can also help treat the condition. Dr. Johnson offers stem cell therapy for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other cognitive conditions.
Know the Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
Memory Loss. Memory loss is of the best-known and recognizable signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Failure to remember important dates or life events, depending on notes and other memory aids, and the inability to remember recently learned information are signs of diminished memory. Alzheimer’s disease patients frequently misplaced items and may accuse others of stealing when they cannot find things.
Difficulty with Challenges.
An early sign of Alzheimer’s disease can be difficulty solving problems, working with numbers or following instructions. Some individuals experience lack of focus and difficulty completing tasks.
Problems with the Present.
Many people with Alzheimer’s forget what time it is. Not just the time on the clock, but what season or year it is. They tend to focus on what is happening at the present. This means they also very often forget where they are and how they got there.
Conversations become difficult for some individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. At times they may forget what they were talking about or repeat what they just said. Alzheimer’s patients often forget the names of common objects, which may make them feel confused or embarrassed.
Some Alzheimer’s patients experience changes in their mood. They may go from happy to very angry or very sad quickly. These changes in mood often accompany changes in judgment or withdrawal from activities and social gatherings.
Although the exact cause is unknown, researchers do know that Alzheimer’s negatively affects neurons in the brain, causing them to become inflamed and die. Stem cell therapy can help reduce this inflammation. Stem cells also have powerful immunomodulatory properties, which means they can reset the immune system to working normally once again. These factors may help slow the progression and even reverse the effects of the disease in some individuals.
Stem cell therapy is an excellent option for Alzheimer’s disease patients and patients with other types of dementia who have not seen success with traditional therapies. Learn more by calling for a consultation at 214-256-1462.