I often found my grandmother struggling to recognize people she is friend with. Most of the time forget things in her daily life. Everyone occasionally experiences forgetfulness. In fact, I lose many things at times because of the absence of mind. While mild memory loss tends to increase with age and is generally no cause for concern. But sometimes regular memory loss can be due to serious illness. As you age, you may find that you have memory lapses from time to time. This is natural if you forget the name of something you just came across, or you may misplace things more often. While memory loss from normal aging doesn’t affect your ability to function but if this is being progressive, you have to think once again about your health!!
In general, there are factors that can cause memory loss like vitamin B-deficiency, sleep deprivation, use of alcohol or drugs, anesthesia from recent surgery, cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, or bone marrow transplant, head injury, and brain surgery, etc. While some of these conditions are treatable and memory loss can be reversed but there are few conditions that are hard to cure like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Furthermore, progressive memory loss is a symptom of dementia. Symptoms like difficulty with reasoning, judgment, language, and thinking skills are common in patients affected with dementia. People with dementia can also exhibit behavioral problems and mood swings. Dementia usually starts gradually and gets more noticeable as it progresses. It can be caused by a variety of diseases, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease which impairs memory and affects reasoning, judgment, the ability to learn, communicate, and perform everyday functions. People with Alzheimer’s disease can quickly become confused and disoriented. Long-term memories are usually stronger and last longer than memories of recent events. Although it can strike earlier, this progressive disease generally affects people over age 65. It is advised to consult a doctor if memory loss is interfering with your daily activities, threatening your safety, progressing, or accompanied by other physical symptoms. If left untreated memory loss can lead to a variety of diseases and severe conditions.
Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. But drug and non-drug treatments may help with both cognitive and behavioral symptoms. Conventionally only supportive treatments were present to temporarily relieve the pain or the symptoms, additionally, there are many support services available for the effective management of some activities and programs such as day care services or nursing programs. Although the damage in terms of the death of neurons cannot be halted or reversed with these treatment approaches till the discovery of stem cells.
The stem cell therapy approach mainly focuses on delivering the sufficient number of Adult Autologous Stem Cells which will travel into multiple areas of the brain where the damage has occurred. These transplanted stem cells are potential to transform into new brain cells that are needed for the replacement of damaged cells. They also help in creating a microenvironment that will secret some of the enzymes required for making connections to replace lost parts of the complex network.
Advancells “a pioneer in stem cell therapy” have been successfully treating patients with neurodegenerative disorders using autologous stem cells. They are providing a very comprehensive, individualized treatment pattern which is best suited for the patients undergoing dementia/Alzheimer’s treatment.