The symptoms of posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) vary from one person to another and can change as the disorder progresses.
The symptoms include:
damage to the posterior cortex of the brain,
neurological damage that can cause difficulty in reading, judging distances, distinguishing between stationary objects and moving objects, difficulty maneuvering, disorientation, difficulty in identifying and how to use tools or things,
There are still no treatments for posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), they are still developing it.
Because PCA have similar symptoms like in Alzheimer’s disease, doctors have suggested the drugs that are used for Alzheimer’s disease to alleviate brain dysfunction in PCA but not yet proven to be effective.
These are prescriptions medicines:
Some people with PCA use psychological treatments or counseling from occupational therapist.
To prevent the progression of Posterior Cortical Atrophy consult your doctor right away if you are experiencing its symptoms.
You can also seek advice form an ophthalmologist or neurologist.
7 Alternative and Homeopathic Remedies
Since there are no treatments for Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA), there are also no homeopathic/alternative remedies.
8 Lifestyle and Coping
Lifestyle modifications are necessary in order to cope with posterior cortical atrophy (PCA)
There are visual aids to assist people with different types of visual impairment that can also help people with PCA, and these are devices such as:
mobile telephone with simplified displays or pre-programmable direct dial buttons,
cooking aids with sensors that beep when a cup or mug is already full.
You can seek advice from a counselor and find a support group for PCA people so you can seek advices and they can help you cope with posterior cortical atrophy.
9 Risks and Complications
It is not clear if the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease are also the risk factors for posterior cortical atrophy.
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