World Alzheimer's Day

People with high levels of cholesterol they may have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's , because these are related to senile plaques, according to a Japanese study published by the medical journal Neurology.

According to information from EFE, the researchers examined 147 people who died after a prolonged period of observation to detect Alzheimer's (between 10 and 15 years old); of which, at 34 percent the disease was detected.

The experts looked for indications of senile plaques and accumulations of amyloid proteins between the cells nervous, as well as tangles neurofibrillary , which are considered as the main signs of the condition.

From the sample carried out, people with high levels ofcholesterol (more than 224 milligrams per deciliter) recorded moresenile plaques . However, analysts pointed out that treating theAlzheimer's with medications that reduce thecholesterol it does not guarantee the prevention of the disease.

Alzheimer's disease is related to various conditions, because there is no specific cause for its development. September 21 commemorates the World Day of Alzheimer's, for which different institutions will seek to inform the population about the impact that this condition has on the life of the elderly and their families.

What is Alzheimer's?

The doctor Carlos Castillejos , medical director of Janssen, notes that it is a degenerative disease which affects the memory , the conduct and the content of thought of people:

"This combination makes patients have very different symptoms such as aggressiveness , disinhibition even hallucinations that increase the level of stress that the patient and the family that surrounds him suffers ".

Another characteristic pointed out by Castillejos is that patients change their character, their personality and his temper, due to the loss of memories.

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