Living with Alzheimers Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis

Living with Alzheimers Disease: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis

The Alzheimer's disease (AD) is considered to be a neurodegenerative disease that would usually start slowly and it progressively also worsens

Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is considered to be a neurodegenerative disease that usually start slowly and it progressively also worsens

It is the cause of around 60–70% of cases of the dementia disease. The most common and early symptom would be difficulty in remembering recent events.

Key Facts:

  • Approximately 10% of all the persons that are aged >70 years have significant memory loss, in more than half the cause is Alzheimer’s disease(AD).
  • It is estimated that the median annual cost of caring for a single patient with advanced AD is very high.>$50,000, while the emotional component is immeasurable.

In the typical amnesic AD, the brain atrophy begins in the medial temporal lobes before spreading, to the lateral, medial parietal, and temporal lobes.

Clinical Manifestation:

Cognitive changes in SD tend to follow a characteristic pattern, beginning with memory impairment and progressing to language and visuospatial deficits.


Alzheimer's disease causes a gradual decline in the patient’s memory, thinking and reasoning skills.

The Symptoms largely depend and vary as per the stage of the disease:

The Early symptoms include as follows:

  • Loss of Memory
  • Asking The Same Questions
  • Misplacing Every Item
  • Forgetting Names Of  The Places And The Objects
  • More Hesitant To Try New Activities

In the Middle-stage, the symptoms include the following:

  • Increased Confusion And Disorientation
  • Obsessive And Repetitive Or Any Impulsive Behavior
  • Delusions
  • Speech Or Language Issues (Aphasia)
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Mood Swings
  • Depression
  • Feeling Increasingly Anxious
  • Being Too Frustrated At Times
  • Difficulty In Performing Spatial Tasks

The Later symptoms include the following:

  • Difficulty in even changing your position or moving around without any assistance
  • Any Considerable weight loss
  • Gradual loss of your speech
  • Short-term and long-term memory issues

Causes and Risk Factors:

  • Old Age
  • Genetics (heredity)
  • Family history of Alzheimer's disease


Diagnosing the Alzheimer's disease likely included the following tests in the picture:

  1. Physical and Neurological Exam: The health care professional is likely to perform any physical exam. The neurological exam might include the testing procedures as follows:
    • Reflexes
    • Coordination
    • Balance
    • Muscle tone and strength
    • Ability to get up and walk around independently
    • Assess Sense of sight and hearing
  2. Lab Tests
    • To rule out thyroid disorder or the vitamin levels that are considered to be quite low.
    • Beta-amyloid protein and tau protein.
  3. Brain Imaging: Neuropsychological testing uses brain imaging and scans to carry out activities from the patient that could rule out strokes, trauma and tumors as potential cause of this state of the individual. 
    • Use Brain imaging
    • Use the Brain scans
    • Enlarge image and look for lesions

The Imaging of brain structures includes the following:


The Alzheimer's medicines could aid with the memory symptoms along with other cognitive changes.

Broadly 2 types of the drugs are being currently used for treating further symptoms:

  • Cholinesterase inhibitors.
  • Memantine (Namenda)

Prevention Tips from Ganesh Diagnostic & Imaging Center

  • Avoid Developing Diabetes
  • Maintain Weight In BMI Level
  • Prevent Head Trauma (Example- Concussions)
  • Keep Reading And Staying Mentally Active
  • Managing Depression
  • Managing Stress That Increases Cortisol Levels
  • Keeping Blood Pressure In Control

To Seek Free Consultation From The Doctor:

Contact- Dr. Ravin Sharma, (MBBS, MD In Radiology)

Available:  24*7*365

Phone Number: +919212125996

Why Ganesh diagnostic and Imaging Centre should be your preference to screen you for Alzheimer’s?

At Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Centre, we are known for providing excellent service and care to its patients for decades. Lakhs of satisfied patients over the years!

It is an established and renowned diagnostic centre since 2001.

Their excellence is backed by NABH and NABL Accreditations

NABH accreditation is proof of highest standard of care and service provided to the patients. NABL accreditation reflects the competency of laboratories and equipment based on some national and international standards.

Test report is available digitally too.

Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Centre is a one-stop solution for getting all kinds of tests done, as all services are available under one roof.

The aim of GDIC is to provide world’s finest technology at the lowest price. 

The rates of scans are reasonably priced. Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Centre also offer FLAT 50% OFF on many tests. 

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