In America alone an estimated 5.7
million people are living with Alzheimer's and many go undiagnosed
and untreated until later stages appear. Early detection is possibly
the best weapon in the fight against any disease or disorder. Often
times, however, the tests get taken and/or are only accurate when
symptoms are already an issue.
In the future
this may be solved with a series of blood tests, taken over time,
which looks for an abnormal increase of a certain protein that exists
in the bloodstream.
Why Early Diagnosis of Dementia is Important
By Adam Shepherd
Memory issues like Alzheimers and Dementia can be disorienting for the person affected and confusing for family and friends. Dementia is also a progressive ailment which means it starts out gradual and gets worse over time. While the effects are more subtle, early detection is crucial to prevent confusion and and worsenning symptoms later in the illness.
Firstly, and most importantly, early detection and diagnosis of Dementia means the patient and family have more opportunity to understand what is happening.
Infections are prevalent in elderly women and anyone using a catheter. There
are several bacteria responsible for infecting urinary tracts. One is
Escherichia coli, or more widely known as E. coli, and another is a bacteria
called Proteus mirabilis. These are the most common but if something can thrive
in the environment, and exposure is complete, many more bacteria can infect.
An old wives tale
says that cranberries help prevent UTIs and there may be some science to back