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Alzheimer's Risk Assessment


Is your elderly loved one getting forgetful? Do you want to check if they are at risk of Alzheimer’s?

Use Medindia’s Alzheimer’s Risk Assessment Calculator to find out their risk of Alzheimer’s disease before you consult the doctor.

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Alzheimer’s is a neuro-degerative disease of the brain that generally affects people above the age of sixty five. It is an irreversible, progressive disease that gradually diminishes memory and cognitive skills and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living.

In his poem "The Seven Ages of Man", Shakespeare, aptly describes this stage of life, which is the last stage of an individual, "Is second childishness and mere oblivion, sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything." The elderly are special and need care, comfort and love with the best possible quality of life.

The material for this calculator was taken from validated study material that was published on PubMed Central (PMC).

Please Select Appropriate Answers for ALL the QuestionsYes No
1. Does the person have memory loss?
2. If so, is their memory worse than a few years ago?
3. Does the person repeat questions or stories in the same day?
4. Does the person forget appointments?
5. Does the person misplace items more than once a month?
6. Does the person suspect others are moving, hiding or stealing items when they cannot find them?
7. Does the person frequently have trouble remembering the day, date, month, year, time more than once a day?
8. Does the person become disoriented in unfamiliar places?
9. Is the person confused while travelling?
10. Does the person have trouble handling money?
11. Do you find that the person has difficulty in executing simple financial calculations?
12. Does the person have trouble remembering to take medications or tracking medications taken?
13. Does the person have difficulty in driving vehicles?
14. Does the person have trouble using home appliances such as oven, stove, remote control, telephone, alarm clock?
15. If the person does not have any physical limitations, does he/she have difficulty in completing simple housekeeping or home repairing tasks?
16. If the person does not have any physical limitations, has the person given up or significantly reduced activities such as dancing, exercising, or crafts?
17. Does the person get lost in familiar surroundings or in his/her neighbourhood?
18. Does the person have a decreased sense of direction?
19. Does the person have trouble finding words other than names?
20. Does the person confuse names of family members or friends?
21. Does the person have difficulty recognizing people familiar to him/her?
  
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FACTS ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE:

Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
A woman's estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer's at age 65 is 1 in 6, compared with nearly 1 in 11 for a man.
Worldwide, nearly 44 million people are believed to be living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. By 2030, if breakthroughs are not discovered, we will see an increase to nearly 76 million. By 2050, rates could exceed 135 million.
The time from the onset of symptoms until death ranges from 3 to 20 years with the average duration lasting about 8 years.
In addition to looking for a cure, researchers are focusing more and more on supporting the caregivers who spend more than 13 hours a day caring for loved ones.

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