In daily life, some people have troubled themselves because of the little movement of turning their heads, especially the elderly.
Why do seniors turn their heads to be vigilant?
Have you ever seen such a scene: When someone asks an old man, even if it is a simple question, the old man will turn his head to his escort, especially in the process of visiting elderly patients. This phenomenon frequently occurs.
When doctors understand the condition of elderly patients, they usually ask, “Where are you uncomfortable?” “Dizziness?” “What kind of medicine do you usually eat?” At this time, many elderly patients will turn their heads to their accompanying person and ask “I Where is it uncomfortable?” “I am dizzy?” “What medicine do I take?”
At this time, the accompanying person is required to confirm. Studies have shown that this phenomenon often occurs in elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown that although turning is not a specific sign of Alzheimer’s disease, turning around should be considered a warning sign of Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, when the entire process of consultation is in this state, the doctor needs to conduct a comprehensive cognitive function assessment and a specialist examination of the elderly cognitive dysfunction to determine whether they have developed Alzheimer’s disease. The more frequently this sign appears, the more specific the effect is.
This phenomenon is more common in memory disorders clinics. This little action also has a proper noun – “turning the head.”
Speaking of the problem of “turning the head”, a professor at the University Hospital of Coimbra in Portugal has done a series of studies.
The researchers found a relationship between the “turned head sign” and total cerebrospinal fluid Tau protein, phosphorylated Tau protein, and simple mental state test scores, and the relationship between depression and self-knowledge was not statistically significant. Therefore, the “turning head sign” is a special clinically valuable sign. It is directly linked to Alzheimer’s disease and can be used as one of the typical indications for clinical diagnosis.
Is it “old confused” or sick?
Alzheimer’s disease will slowly and painfully take away a person’s memory, computing, and thinking ability, making it impossible for patients to talk, eat, and find their way home.
Family members are the first to detect early clinical signs of Alzheimer’s disease, but the opposite is true. These early symptoms of patients such as “forgetting things”, “changing temper”, “emotional changes” and “final miscalculations” are often considered by the family to be “old confused” phenomena of natural aging.
Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that is insidious, progressive, and degenerative of the nervous system. Clinically, memory loss, aphasia, and disuse (ie, the use of disorders, manifested as the use of limbs in the absence of delirium and deep sensory disturbances), loss of recognition, visual spatial impairment, executive dysfunction, and personality and behavioral changes The characteristics of comprehensive intellectual disabilities are characterized, and the cause has not been known so far.
As China’s population ageing progresses, the number of Alzheimer’s patients will increase accordingly. Therefore, when the elderly have aging changes, do not simply think that they are old, or “confused”, should first rule out the factors of the disease.
Mild cognitive impairment is the best treatment period
Mild cognitive impairment, as an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, is the best time window for Alzheimer’s disease intervention. If it is detected early and treated early, it can greatly delay the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease. Mild cognitive impairment is an intermediate state between normal aging and illness. Compared with normal elderly with age and education level, these patients have mild cognitive decline, but their daily abilities are not affected. Significant impact.
The family is most aware of the changes that have occurred in the patient, and urges everyone to pay attention to the changes in the memory, personality, and habits of their parents or partners, and to detect the signs of the disease in time. At the same time, everyone should pay attention to brain health and incorporate “memory checkup” into routine health checkups.