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having early signs of memory loss

i am just curious. i have had signs of forgetfulness. not just the typical memory loss but at times to me worse. like the other day, i could not remember my own grand daughters name. this was extremely scary to me. there have been other examples of this sort of thing happening to me. i am 47 yr old woman,  i do wonder, are there beginning signs of this disease, and if so, if diagnosed early can we do something to help slow it down?
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Hi,
Alzheimer’s disease mostly occurs after 60 yrs. Your symptoms of dementia could be due to stress . But the possibility of early symptoms of the disease cannot be overruled .
While there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and no proven treatment to slow its progression, there are a number of medicines available that may help improve the mental function of people with Alzheimer's disease. If these medications are given early enough in the course of the disease, the drugs may enable people to carry out their daily activities and independent living for a longer period of time and may prolong the time that patients can be managed at home. There are also medicines available to help manage some of the most troubling symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, including depression and behavioral problems such as agitation and aggression.Some of the medicines are – Aricept , Exelon and Razadyne , Namenda  and  Cognex .
Although there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, planning and medical/social management can help ease the burden on both patients and family members. Exercise, good nutrition, activities, and social interaction are important. A calm, structured environment also may help the person with Alzheimer's disease to continue functioning as long as possible. Please consult a neurologist to find out whether your symptoms are of The early stage of the disease and know the management plan . Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !

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I am very glad to see that we now have an expert /Doctor forum I had been asking for a long time for MH to get one started so thank you MH and welcome Dr  Rajgopal, to Quietfeather I hear(,you can google), that a new drug called' Rember 'is in the 2-3 year of trials in Aberdeen University in Scotland , they think if it gets passed that it will be a big breakthrough ,has shown a lot of promise, finally. put it into your search engine.for further information regarding it. Good luck..
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Hi,
Thanx a lot ! Yes , Rember is an investigational drug being developed by TauRx Therapeutics that has been shown in early clinical trials to be an inhibitor of Tau protein aggregation.One active ingredient is methylthioninium chloride (MTC), a form of methylene blue.The drug is of potential interest for the treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease. TauRx Therapeutics has suggested that the mechanism by which methylene blue might delay or reverse neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease is as an inhibitor of Tau protein aggregation. While methylene blue arguably has an effect on Tau aggregation, it also has an effect on mitochondrial function which is likely to play an important role. Studies suggest that methylene blue might be an effective remedy for both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease by enhancing key mitochondrial biochemical pathways.
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Thank you Doctor Rajgopal for the information about Rember I hope it is out before too long to help folks with Alzheimers it does sound promising ..
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