The Journey Through Alzheimer’s: Symptoms, Management, and Emerging Therapies

At the forefront of cognitive health concerns, Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) takes centre stage as the most common form of dementia, impacting millions worldwide. This progressive and irreversible condition often begins subtly, and its initial signs are sometimes dismissed as normal aging.

Understanding Symptoms:

Alzheimer’s symptoms encompass a range of challenges:

Exploring Causes

The exact causes of AD remain complex, involving genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. The presence of beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain is a hallmark of the disease.

Treatment Approaches

While there’s no cure for AD, various treatments can slow symptom progression. These include medications, cognitive training, therapies, and lifestyle adjustments.

Insight into Medications

Preventive Strategies: Early Diagnosis and Managing MCI

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), marked by cognitive decline not disrupting daily life, often precedes AD. Focus shifts to proactive strategies:


Promising Therapies and Clinical Progress

The horizon holds promise with novel therapies:


A Ray of Hope

As the challenge of Alzheimer’s unfolds globally, there’s optimism in the midst of complexity. Advances in early detection, improved medical management, and ongoing research brighten the landscape. Staying informed and promoting awareness are key for healthcare providers and society alike, as they collectively navigate the AD landscape.

Dr. Rohan Bissoondath,
Medical Director

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