Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain condition which is the leading cause of dementia
in the world. The condition leads to progressive loss of cognitive function coupled with severe social impairment. There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease. Although the causes of Alzheimer's disease are multifactorial and not always clear, it is well know that multiple factors associated with chronic diseases increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease. These include diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure
, high cholesterol, and smoking. Although smoking is clearly associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, what is unclear is whether stopping smoking will prevent the progression of Alzheimer's. Nevertheless, stopping smoking is highly beneficial in many other ways. As always the diagnosis and the management of your mother's particular concerns will require a physical examination by her personal physician. Setting up an office visit with your mother's primary care doctor
might be advised.