What is Alzheimer's Disease?
Alzheimer's is degenerative brain disease and an autoimmune disease.
It is caused by the gradual deterioration of brain cells that result in the loss
of memory, cognitive abilities and intelligence. The disease primarily affects
the elderly. Symptoms are often seen as early as the late middle age.
Alzheimer's disease is one of the primary cause of dementia, a decline in
brain performance, thinking skills and reasoning. There is a suspected link to
heavy metal toxicity in Alzheimer's as well as
Stage 1: No impairment The person does not experience any memory problems.
An interview with a medical
professional does not show any evidence of symptoms of dementia.
Stage 2: Very mild decline The person may feel as if he or she is having memory lapses —
forgetting familiar words or the location of everyday objects.
But no symptoms of
dementia can be detected during a medical examination or by friends,
family or co-workers.
Stage 3: Mild decline Friends, family or co-workers begin to notice difficulties.
During a detailed medical interview, doctors may be able to detect
problems in memory or concentration. Stage 3 difficulties include:
Noticeable problems coming up
with the right word or name
Trouble remembering names when introduced to new
Having noticeably greater difficulty performing tasks
in social or work settings Forgetting material that one has just read
Losing or misplacing a valuable object
Increasing trouble with planning or organizing
Stage 4: Moderate decline At this point, a careful medical interview should
be able to detect clear-cut symptoms in several areas:
Forgetfulness of recent events
Impaired ability to perform challenging mental
arithmetic — for example, counting backward from 100 by 7s
Greater difficulty performing complex tasks, such as
planning dinner for guests, paying bills or managing finances
Forgetfulness about one's own personal history
Becoming moody or withdrawn, especially in socially
or mentally challenging situations
Stage 5: Moderately severe
decline Gaps in memory and thinking are noticeable, and
individuals begin to need help with day-to-day activities. At this stage,
those with Alzheimer's may:
Be unable to recall their own address or telephone
number or the high school or college from which they graduated
Become confused about where they are or what day it
Have trouble with less challenging mental arithmetic;
such as counting backward from 40 by subtracting 4s or from 20 by 2s
Need help choosing proper clothing for the season or
Still remember significant details about themselves
and their family
Still require no assistance with eating or using the
Stage 6: Severe decline -
moderately severe or mid-stage Alzheimer's
disease Memory continues to worsen, personality changes may take place and
individuals need extensive help with daily activities. At this stage,
Lose awareness of recent experiences as well as of
Remember their own name but have difficulty with
their personal history
Distinguish familiar and unfamiliar faces but have
trouble remembering the name of a spouse or caregiver
Need help dressing properly and may, without
supervision, make mistakes such as putting pajamas over daytime clothes
or shoes on the wrong feet
Experience major changes in sleep patterns — sleeping
during the day and becoming restless at night
Need help handling details of toileting (for example,
flushing the toilet, wiping or disposing of tissue properly)
Have increasingly frequent trouble controlling their
bladder or bowels
Experience major personality and behavioral changes,
including suspiciousness and delusions (such as believing that their
caregiver is an impostor)or compulsive, repetitive behavior like
hand-wringing or tissue shredding
Tend to wander or become lost
Stage 7: Very severe decline In the final stage of this disease, individuals lose the ability to
respond to their environment, to carry on a conversation and, eventually, to
They may still say words or
At this stage, individuals
need help with much of their daily personal care, including eating or
using the toilet. T
hey may also lose the ability
to smile, to sit without support and to hold their heads up.
For who are depressed and afraid of losing their minds. They become
confused with their identities and experience rapidly changing moods.
Chilly, constipated and very hurried in their actions
Baryta Carbonica This remedy helps those who
have regressed back to childlike behavior. Fearful, timid and shy
and lack confidence. Loss of memory and some patients may suffer
from chronic glandular disorders.
niger Nervous system disorders. Loss of memory. Lost concentration and inability to focus. Brain
inflammation with swelling in the brain tissue (like in
meningitis). Digestive disorders. Painful bowel movements
are associated with this health condition. History of encephalitis or a head
injury. Depression. Blank stares,
involuntary sighs. Difficulty expressing thoughts.
Natrum Sulphuricum For those fixated with and dwelling on past hurts and unpleasant
events. May feel sad and lonely. They can be childlike. They may
be filled with self-pity or be unable
to express the love they feel for others. These people often have headaches
and painful joints.
Nux Vomica These people often
angry, quarrelsome and irritable, faultfinding and insensitive to other's
feelings. Extremely sensitive to everything,
becoming easily hurt and insulted.