Support that eases the unbearable
Alzheimer’s is a slow progressive brain disease beginning earlier than clinical symptoms are detected. Over 36 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s or a related dementia according to 2014 statistics (http://www.alzheimers.net/). There is an accumulation of the plaques outside neurons in the brain while twisted strands of protein form inside the neurons. With time, basically the neurons eventually die because nutrients are no longer transported to the cells thus there is no more information transfer between the synapses. The brain shrinks due to loss of cells and massive debris from neurons is found which leads to death. The time frame is difficult to establish but what we have seen is proper care determines the life span of a diagnosed Alzheimer’s patient.
The clinical diagnosis is only established when the patient, on a macro level, has trouble remembering events, tasks and interactions where as on a micro level forgetting names, objects and retracing becomes impossible. Usually the individual realizes what is happening but cannot verbalize it.
Rapidly, the feeling of depression and confusion emerges in the person. Later, the symptoms enter the realm of total behavioral changes and the cognitive is impaired. One becomes completely disorientated and the space between past, present and future becomes impossible to decipher. Paranoia, anger and frustration abound which is for those around extremely difficult to manage and accept.
My grandmother was a sharp lady who played cards with everyone in the neighborhood. She started forgetting the sequences, then the venues till she was found in a random flat with strangers. It was so hard for the diagnosis to sink into our hearts and we knew that that was just the beginning. As we started researching on the subject we found so many horrific facts and figures around the world. Millions of individuals bear the same predicament and not many have the means and the time to care for Alzheimer’s patients.
Curanobis for us is the answer. It is an online community that matches health care professionals for medical patients in need. It gives us the freedom to find the right person according to requirements. When we need a caregiver we can just book online from any device carrying the application and the professional is on location at any given moment. This innovative platform is so efficient that whenever the family seeks any type of medical help; they are always there on task.
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