Quality of Life in Chronic Illness: Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease
Alzheimer disease is the most evident form of dementia in the old age. The disease impair with the quality of life of the old in many ways leaving them dependant on others. According to Alzheimer’s Association, (2008) Alzheimer is one of the fatal diseases with its fatality reported to about ten years when the first signs of the disease are noticed. In normal aging process, forgetfulness is one of the most prevalent sign of aging by Alzheimer’s disease characterizes an unusual memory loss. It particularly becomes difficult for individuals to remember the recent events and names.
The progression of the disease is marked by complexity of its effects and individual will experience mood swings and inability to perform some common task like driving. Later there is complete loss of memory even from simple activities like brushing which means they will need full time care. Early onset Alzheimer’s disease exhibits the same systems and effects like Alzheimer’s but it occurs as early as the age of 65 years. At his age, individuals may be having dependants and therefore the disease is likely to affect their normal life and that of their dependants. Early-onset Alzheimer’s has far more reaching effect on the quality of life of individuals.