Keeping routine and at familiar place helps wellbeing and health of Alzheimer patients
The proteins amyloid and tau accumulate in the brain.
This causes braincells to die.
The hippocampus (memory area of the brain) is first to be damaged.
Why the proteins accumulate is unknown.
- Genetics (5%)
- Old age
- Female gender
- Head injury
Medication can sometimes help reduce memory loss.
Keep Alzheimer patients at home (familiar place) as long as possible.