Old confused – wary of Alzheimer’s syndrome!

“Old confused”?
Be wary of Alzheimer’s syndrome!

Many people have the feeling that the old people in the family often lose their lives, and the same question will be asked repeatedly, but things can be remembered more than 10 years ago and even decades ago.
Therefore, the memory of the elderly is still quite good.
Professor Zhang Zhiwei, director of the Department of Neurology, Zhongda Hospital affiliated to Southeast University, said that many people often regard the “old confused” manifested in the early stages of senile dementia as a normal reaction, thus ignoring timely treatment and effective intervention.
銆€銆€A total of 1480 elderly people were investigated in the neurological department memory disorder clinic of Zhongda Hospital, and 476 of them had a significant decline in self-reported memory function.
According to a professional doctor’s assessment, 115 people were found to have mild cognitive impairment.
Two and a half years later, 15 of the 69 elderly people who were followed up and developed had developed dementia.
銆€銆€According to the reporter, the prevalence of senile dementia is 3.
8%, with the increase of age, its incidence gradually increased, the prevalence rate of elderly people over 80 years old is as high as 25-30%.
銆€銆€Zhang Zhixuan said that the memory impairment of the elderly is the earliest symptom of dementia. If the elderly have memory loss, the family should be vigilant and take measures to actively intervene, especially for the elderly with chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and coronary heart disease.More attention should be paid because early intervention can effectively delay or reduce the incidence of dementia.
銆€銆€For the elderly with memory impairment, scientific training and treatment should be carried out under the guidance of a specialist.
First of all, we must maintain a healthy lifestyle, exercise properly, eat properly, be diligent, and be optimistic.
Secondly, it is necessary to conduct cognitive training under the guidance of doctors, such as reading more books, learning more, cultivating a variety of hobbies, communicating with others, and participating in educational activities such as playing chess and playing cards to delay brain aging.
銆€銆€As social competition continues to intensify, the pressure of work and life continues to increase, and the time for children to accompany the elderly is becoming less and less. Old people who lack communication are more likely to feel lost and depressed.
Therefore, experts urge young people to pay more attention to the elderly at home, often go home to see, talk more with the elderly, let the elderly maintain a healthy and happy mood for a long time.