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What do Alzheimer's patients forget first?? We often think of personal memories or the names of loved ones, but according to scientists, it's something else.

In France, 8% of people aged over 65 suffer from Alzheimer's disease, i.e. nearly #39;one million people and above all, it is estimated that there are on average 225,000 new cases diagnosed each year. In fact, the Vaincre Alzheimer Foundation estimates that by 2050, the number of people affected by a neurocognitive disease is expected to reach more than 1.8 million. nbsp;people. This would therefore represent 9.6% of those over 65. 

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that mainly affects memory, but also other cognitive functions, related to ;eacute;es for example to language, to reasoning, à learning and social skills. It generally progresses towards a loss of autonomy. Its diagnosis can be made at the age of 60 and the risk increases with age and even more so if parents have had the disease . Once identified, it cannot be avoided, but certain medications can prevent symptoms from getting worse. me for a limited time.

He has also been & #39; demonstrated that a certain lifestyle routine could limit the risk of contracting a neurocognitive disease. Practicing an activity Regular physical and cerebral exercise, playing sports and performing mental exercises is crucial. We must also give importance to sleep, and interact with others as regularly as possible, because it is often those close to us who ;detect the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

This is what Alzheimer's patients forget first

Very often, Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed when the so-called “episodic" begins à decline, this is noticed by memory lapses, difficulties in speaking and reading. find your words or &agrav; accomplish everyday tasks, such as paying bills, managing your money… Above all, we notice a change in the person's behavior. However, recent studies finally show that it is the so-called “semantic” memory that is responsible for the development of the so-called “semantic” memory. which is affected first in the progression of the disease.

Before forgetting what relates to episodic memory, Alzheimer's patients would in fact begin to forget about episodic memory. forget certain very banal things, such as the name of a very well-known logo, like that of Apple, or Renault, or the name of someone? one of famous people, like a historical character, but also biographical elements of this celebrity. We even see difficulties with this. recognize and name an object based on a drawing. No worries, however, memory gaps exist. But they should not be minimized. from a certain age.

Subsequently, Alzheimer's patients reach the moderate stage. of the disease. In this sequence, damage is seen in areas of the brain that control language, reasoning, conscious thought, and sensory processing. Patients then have great difficulty in treating themselves. correctly detect sounds and odors. Finally, the last phase of the disease results in a contraction of brain tissue due to the #39;appearance of plaques which spread in the brain. Patients can no longer communicate or move and are entirely dependent on others.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116