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Is there any proven diagnosis for Alzheimer's disease? One of my very close relatives is 56 years old and has got memory problems and is showing early symptoms of Alzheimer's. Is it possible to arrest the degenerative growth if we start the diagnosis at this age?
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Dr. Jaipee Sharma Noida | Clinical Physiotherapist
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Alzheimer's is unkwon cues  disease  mastly this is age of 50-60 disease  in this disease brain cell demege or dead due unnon cose but dibetak   or hormonal change or stress  it can be genetically   diagnosis   csf and mri or cognitive test (srtam  memory test)  treatment are smtomatic  or femly care and healthy life or exesise or stres free life or heathy food or yoga are the best
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Dr. Gaurav Mohan(PT) Delhi | Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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1st you should go for Psychiatrist followed by psychologist also take some sessions from Physiotherapy as wel as occupational therapy as well alternatively.
That will help in All Daily living activities quality of life will enhance.
Regards-Dr.Gaurav Mohan from Physio Hut
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Harisha N L Bangalore | General Physician
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Means of diagnosing AD include the following:
Clinical examination: The clinical diagnosis of AD is usually made during the mild stage of the disease, using clinical signs
Lumbar puncture: levels of tau and phosphorylated tau in the cerebrospinal fluid are often elevated in AD, whereas amyloid levels are usually low; at present, however, routine measurement of CSF tau and amyloid is not recommended except in research settings
Imaging studies: Imaging studies are particularly important for ruling out potentially treatable causes of progressive cognitive decline, such as chronic subdural hematoma or normal-pressure hydrocephalus
There are no proven modalities for preventing AD,but evidence, largely epidemiologic, suggests that healthy lifestyles can reduce the risk of developing the disease; the following may be protective
Physical activity
Exercise
Cardiorespiratory fitness
Diet....early diagnosis and treatment will surely benefit the patient in terms of leading quality life...consult good physician or neurologist they will help you
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