Most recently, which is apt to cause disease Azihaimo «risk factors» led to heated discussions. Opportunities habits, family history, high blood pressure or diabetes, etc. They were listed, but in my experience, still need to pay attention to depression.
Functional changes in the brain are organic changes
I worked in the hospital with wind bath will have a nursing home, so I'm going to come in contact with a mental illness by the suffering of elderly patients. There I found this model – young people tend to suffer from depression and dementia, psychosis, and also the violation has been difficult to suffer from dementia.
I think the reason is that the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain substance.
Serotonin and depression caused by lack of norepinephrine, psychosis disease caused by an excess of dopamine. In other words, as long as suffering from a lack of nerve conduction material disease, easily cause dementia, and conversely, if the excess neurotransmitters may be able to prevent dementia.
Even in the prime of life, suffering from depression, when ignored for a long time, symptoms progress, it makes organic brain changes occur. Now you can understand that if the nerve conduction is not enough material, a kind of functional brain changes & # 39; is, when the duration is too long, nerve cells are damaged, leading to structural changes.
Therefore, when elderly people suffer from depression, but did not receive appropriate treatment, most likely, will be transformed into dementia, such cases should be few. Therefore, the faster the depression medication, it is best from dementia.
In short, elderly depression, dementia Sun merger will take place, it will be a precursor to dementia; Also, if ignored for elderly depression, there is a high likelihood to turn into dementia. These conditions have to be careful observation.
This article comes from Nakama publication, "He was depressed, not dementia – senile depression, difficult to detect heart disease," a book