Alzheimer’s disease

Are your loved ones suffering
in the disease that is common in ages 65 years old and above?  A disease that made our senior citizens becomes
forgetful over many things. A serious illness that couldn’t be countered and have
no current cure. Does grannie already lost most of her treasured memories and
showed signs of aging that later you found out an Alzheimer’s?  What will you do? How will you react on this?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. The term ‘dementia’
describes a set of symptoms which
can include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and
reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases and
conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease (source:  Alzheimer’s Society).
When my father’s mother was
still alive, at her mid 80’s my brother witnessed her signs of Alzheimer’s at her innocence
complex.  In the middle of the night, when
everyone were almost snoozing my grandma got up from bed and slowly walked towards
the place of the refrigerator. What she did was, she kept the refrigerator’s
door opened for a seconds and closed it again and did it repeatedly and finally
ate uncooked hotdogs.
Another signs of Alzheimer’s
was when she escaped from the care of my Aunt and took a Tricycle heading
somewhere. The driver asked her but she wasn’t able to tell where she
was going. End result, the young driver were scolded by my Aunt and said to the
driver, “Hindi mo ba alam ulyanin na ang inang ko?” (Don’t you know my mother have an Alzheimer’s?)
If you have the same experience
with your family member, as early stage of Alzheimer’s disease do something and
act. There are many available studies regarding proper handling and dealing
with persons who have Alzheimer’s that can be browse in the Internet.

You may also join the Open
Forum about Alzheimer’s disease to be held on April 20, 2012, Friday at Clinica
Manila located at 2/F SM Megamall Building A. With a Special Guest Speaker Dr.
Maurice Sanosa.  For additional information you may Contact Ms. April Joyce Sancez of Marketing Department at Tel: 6353877 to 80 local 109. There will be Free Snacks, Free Multivitamins and Free Memory Screening.

Remember don’t ignore signs.
The family has to cope and be aware to help the Alzheimer’s manageable. 

They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green,
                                       Psalm 92:14