Don’t treat “old kids” as children
As the saying goes, “There is an old family, such as a treasure.”
However, people often hear words such as “old children” and “small children” that describe the childish behavior of the elderly.
So, is the “old child” a normal performance of the elderly?
銆€銆€Medical research has proven that “old children” and “old confused” are not normal physiological phenomena of the elderly, but mild cognitive impairment caused by age and long-term effects of various chronic diseases.
Among elderly people over the age of 65, 16%-31% suffer from mild cognitive impairment.
Among them, 15% of mild cognitive impairment develops into senile dementia every year, 34% develops senile dementia after 2 years, and up to 57% develops senile dementia after 3 years.
Therefore, mild cognitive impairment is actually the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease. It is impossible to ignore the “old child” as a child and delay the timing of treatment.
銆€銆€What is mild cognitive impairment? Mild cognitive impairment is a acquired cognitive impairment that has no significant impairment in activities of daily living.
Mild cognitive impairment is not characterized by impairments such as memory, but by aphasia or mood disorders.
Mild cognitive impairment can progress to vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s dementia or semantic dementia.
The results of clinical research show that in Western countries, people over 65 years old have mild dementia of about 10%, and moderate and severe dementia account for about 5%, most of which are transformed from mild human damage.
China has entered an aging society. There are currently about 6 million Alzheimer’s patients, and there are 100,000 people in Beijing alone.
The enormous economic pressure and care burden that Alzheimer’s patients bring to families and society can be imagined.
Therefore, active treatment of mild cognitive impairment is of strategic importance for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
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銆€銆€Personality changes such as apathy, depression or impatience, anxiety, irritability, etc. or slow language, unsatisfactory words.
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銆€銆€Active treatment is a key line of defense against Alzheimer’s disease. The causes of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease are often associated with various risk factors in addition to old age.
For example, more than 41% of patients with cerebrovascular disease develop cognitive impairment, more than 42% of patients with coronary artery bypass graft experience cognitive impairment, 26% of patients with chronic heart failure develop dementia, and 100% of apolipoprotein E蔚4 allele carriersDementia occurs, 98% of patients with amyloid cerebrovascular disease will be secondary to dementia.
In addition, family genetic history, cerebral arteriosclerosis, cerebral white matter ischemia, brain atrophy, low education, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, history of traumatic brain injury, vitamin B12 deficiency, syphilis, AIDS, history of depression, Parkinson’s disease, etc.Both are associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
銆€銆€Therefore, the medical profession divides the pretreatment of Alzheimer’s disease into three lines of defense: the first is to reduce the risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease, such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high blood fat, etc. The second is to actively treat mild cognitive impairment.Prevention and treatment of its development as dementia; the third is to effectively treat and care for patients already suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, to maintain their quality of life and extend their life.
Among them, active treatment of mild cognitive impairment is the key to the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, the so-called “see micro-anti-big”.