What is Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a type of forgetfulness that occurs with the loss of mental functions after normal mental development and causes problems in the patient’s feelings, thoughts and behaviors.

The most important risk factor for the disease is age. Although brain cell death occurs in everyone with age, this process is very rapid in Alzheimer’s disease. According to studies, it is most common in people over the age of 65. It has been reported to occur in 8 out of 100 people over the age of 65.

The first symptoms are memory loss, forgetting events, not being able to remember last words, nervousness, anxiety, increase in stress level, lability of mood, belongings; address; forgetting place names, repeating the same things, talking to oneself. In the following process, the findings increase and become more complex. Therefore, the importance of psychological support in this disease and in the pre-illness period is an undeniable fact. Preventive measures are very important. We can minimize the risk of disease by both diversifying and systematizing our mental activities.

In the disease process, individual therapy and group therapy should be applied. The patient needs more psychological support than all individuals.

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