How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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What Are the Types of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Submitted by on November 16, 2011 – 9:32 pmNo Comment

Dementia is a condition marked by impaired brain function and is a complication associated with certain medical condition. Alzheimer’s disease is one type of dementia, which tends to get worse with time. Alzheimer’s disease can affect one’s thinking ability, behavior and memory. Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease occurs when the patients is experiencing symptoms like problems in speaking, memory impairment, lacking the ability of taking decisions, loss of judging power, change in personality etc. Alzheimer’s disease can be of three types early-onset, late-onset and familial. In this article we have discussed about these 3 types of the disease.

Early onset AD:
It is a rare type of the disease. Alzheimer’s disease occurring in individuals below the age of 65 years is referred to as early onset AD. Around 10 percent of all the cases of Alzheimer’s disease are of early onset type. People suffering from Down syndrome, a condition marked by premature aging are at higher risk of developing early-onset AD. Down syndrome patients mostly experience the initial signs of Alzheimer’s disease when they are in their late forties or early fifties.

Alzheimer’s disease in younger individuals is marked by more serious brain abnormalities than that of the elderly individuals. Medical studies have shown that early onset of Alzheimer’s disease has links with genetic defects in the chromosome 14. Late onset AD is not associated with such chromosomal defects. Another unique complication of early-onset AD is myoclonus, a condition marked by muscle spasms and twitching.

Late-onset AD:
Most people suffer from this Alzheimer’s disease type. Close to 90% of the Alzheimer’s disease cases are of this type. Late onset AD occurs in people above the age of 65 years; however most patients (over 50%) with the condition are 85 years or more of age.

FAD or Familial AD: As the name suggests this Alzheimer’s disease type is completely hereditary. Families with familial AD have a minimum of 2 generations that had people with Alzheimer’s disease. This Alzheimer’s disease type is extremely rare and accounts for only around 1% Alzheimer’s disease cases. FAD appears mostly when the patients are in their 40s.

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