Memory loss is a prominent symptom of Alzheimer's disease, but it is only one of many signs of disability.
USThis disease, which affects 5.8 million people,often manifests itself as oblivion, irritability, and communication problems.
Earlier this month, researchers said they had discovered another sign ofillness,, altruism.
New discoveries suggest that older people who are willing to give money to strangers are at increased risk of developing neurodegenerative disease.
"The problem of money handling is considered to be one of the early signs of Alzheimer's disease, and this finding supports the concept," said the lead author of the study, Neuropsychology. Duke Han, a professor of scholarship, said in a statement. 18}
This study is the latest to shed light on mysterious illnesses. Read below for more information on the difficult-to-identify symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Older people are more likely to be victims of online phishing scams than the younger generation, which may be a sign of some Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers at both the University of Southern California and the University of Bairan in Israel have found a link between giving out money and early signs of illness.
For their research, they took 67 adults close to 70 years old and paired each with a person they had never met. Then they were given $ 10 and asked to split it among them.
Participants who easily let go of their money found that their brains were weak. In other words, you are more likely to get Alzheimer's disease.
Changes in sense of humor
If you're a fan of recent slapstick comedy, you may also be at risk for Alzheimer's disease.
University College of London is targeting 48 friends and family with both Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia, using slapstick comedy, stab comedy, or absurd comedy options. We researched the types of comedy that loved ones like. ..
I was also asked if my comedy tastes changed within the last 15 years.
On the other hand, another recent studyshows thatpeople with early-onset dementia often do not find other people's jokes interesting, but others. Studies have shown that people with dementia are slow to understand. Ironically.
When a patient's brain changes, the patient may gradually lose the ability to evaluate both what he says and what he does. Experts say that the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that controls our internal filters, is known to contract with age.
"These situations can be very confusing, painful, shocking and frustrating for people with dementia and those near them."Alzheimer's Associationexplains. "People with dementia may not understand why their behavior is considered inappropriate. It is unlikely that they are intentionally inappropriate."
These Some of the situations include accidentally rude or rude patients. It also includes patients who are unfortunately inadequately touching others.
Abuse may also be a marker, as illness weakens their suppression.
Despite the lack of raw data, 32 patients with dementia were blasphemous as "f–k" when asked for a list of words that began with that letter. Provided the word.
This illness can make it difficult to change clothes in the morning.
If left untreated, people with Alzheimer's disease can choose clothes that do not fit well and may not fit the weather. In the survey published in
Sociology of Health and Illness, 38 people in long-term care facilities were surveyed. One research participant, Melissa, discussed changes in her father's dressing habits after developing Alzheimer's disease.
"I've never seen my dad sloppy. Never. Until that day I appeared home and he was sitting there in messed up clothes. I'm used to it. I was really hurt because I didn't. It wasn't at all, "she said.
Poor driving skills, especially in parking lots, may be an early sign.
Studies and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease According to a study published in, people diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer's disease drive slower and have more severe typical driving habits. It turns out that it is likely to change.
This study was successful enough to build a model based solely on driving habits, predict whether people have Alzheimer's disease, and discover that it can be accurately diagnosed in 90% of cases. Did.