What is Early-Onset Dementia?
Early-onset dementia is a devastating, progressive condition that affects those under the age of 65. More commonly known as Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, it can affect all cognitive functioning activities and begin showing symptoms as early as age 30.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. It causes the brain to decrease in size and its cells to decay. Nerve cells and the connections between them are destroyed, producing plaque proteins and tangled fibers within the brain. This process causes a gradual decline in cognitive functioning, behavioral control, and physical health, affecting the ability to live independently.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of early-onset dementia are closely related to other forms of the condition, such as Alzheimer's disease. There is no difference in severity compared to late-onset dementia, which occurs after age 65. Symptoms for the disease continue to worsen, leading to a gradual deterioration in living quality.
Common symptoms of early-onset dementia include forgetfulness, aphasia, delusion, disorientation, mental decline, confusion, difficulty concentrating, and the inability to create new memories. Other symptoms involve behavioral changes, mood swings, depression, paranoia, restlessness, and loss of appetite.
What causes it?
Researchers are still in the process of determining the exact cause of early-onset dementia. Studies have shown that the abnormal accumulation of the proteins amyloid and tau is linked directly to dementia. Amyloid deposits form plaque around the brain cells. Tau deposits form tangles within the brain cells. These occurrences lead to a decrease in neurotransmitters that carry signals between neurons. Although this is normal with aging, those with dementia develop overly excessive amounts resulting in much more significant damage.
Factors attributed to the disease's development include family history, prior cranial injuries, cardiovascular disease, mental health conditions, Down's syndrome, and age.
How is it treated?
Although early-onset dementia has no definitive cure, specific treatment plans have helped manage and sustain cognitive function, behavioral control, and physical well-being. Treatment for the disease includes exercise, healthy eating, mental conditioning, medication, and relaxation techniques.
Certain medications are also used to help maintain mental function as early-onset dementia progresses. These medicines include Donepezil, Rivastigmine, Galantamine, and Memantine. The beneficial impact of pharmaceuticals may last from a few months to several years, depending on the person.
How can Brain Frequency™ help?
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Those suffering from early onset dementia can efficiently and effectively treat their disorder using the Brain Frequency™ AI system. Our innovative system drastically reduces the time needed to properly diagnose and construct treatment plans leading to a faster recovery and greater quality of life.
Tammy C. Perez, M.A., NCC, LCDC, LPC
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