DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Wed, 27 Mar 2019

An Overview On Alzheimer’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms, And Its Treatment

Ravikrindi Sridhar*1, I. Lakshmi anusha1, M.Aashritha1, K.Teja1, K.N.S.Karthik1

1.Department of pharmacy practice, Hindu College Of Pharmacy, Amaravathi Road, Guntur-522002, A.P, INDIA


Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is also caused by other diseases and conditions. it is characterized by decline in memory , language , problem solving and other cognitive skills that effects a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. This decline occurs because nerve cells (neurons) in parts of the brain involved in cognitive function have been damaged and no longer function normally , In Alzheimer’s neuronal damage eventually affects parts of the brain that enable a person to carry out basic bodily functions such as walking and swallowing . People in the final stages of the disease are bed-bound and required around  the-clock care .Alzheimer’s disease is ultimately fatal.1

Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, brain disease, dementia, memory, nerve cells, walking , neuronal damage , cognitive skills

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