Parents Often Forget And Are More Reserved?
Good morning, I want to ask, lately my father has become quiet and forgetful at the age of 54 years, after being examined he said he had a mild stroke but blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol was normal and hands, feet, face, body was still normal, only the ability to think ky calculating is still weak. Is this a symptom of Alzheimer’s? What kind of therapy can be done? Thank you
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Often forget what happens in old age, or senility, is often caused by problems in the brain. In the medical world this condition is called dementia. In some conditions, in addition to forgetfulness, dementia can also lead to behavioral disorders such as inability to take care of yourself, as well as mood changes such as frequent anger, irritability, etc.
The basic causes of dementia due to brain disorders include:
Stroke: when exposed to parts that regulate memory, dementia can occur. In stroke, this generally occurs immediately after the attack
Alzheimer's disease: dementia occurs slowly, over time accompanied by behavioral disorders
Pick's disease (frontotemporal dementia): before dementia, it starts with behavioral disturbances first
Dementia in Parkinson's disease: occurs in patients with a history of Parkinson's disease, which has symptoms of tremors, slow movement, stiff posture, slight facial expression, small writing when the patient writes.
However, often forgetting can also not be related to a disease, but is caused by lack of sleep, lack of nutritional intake, and psychological stress.
If it has been checked by a doctor, then the steps that have been taken for your father are right. Don't forget to routinely control your doctor, take medication, and do a lifestyle as recommended by your doctor.
Meanwhile, what your father should do is:
When blood pressure, sugar, and cholesterol are normal, maintain a good lifestyle, namely eating a balanced diet, reducing fatty foods, increasing fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly, namely 3-4 times a week. Also monitor the levels of sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure by regularly seeing a doctor.
Manage stress well
Get enough rest, which is sleep 7-8 hours a day
That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it's useful.