Alzheimer's Disease: Article Analysis

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According to Kirova, Bays, and Lagalwar (2015), “Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease marked by deficits in episodic memory, working memory (WM), and executive function” (p. 1). Instances that are classified as executive dysfunction are reduced selective and divided attention, inability to reverse intrusive stimuli, and weak manipulation skills. There is evidence supporting that Alzheimer’s happens because of postmortem recognition of pathology in neural tissue. The chances of a person developing Alzheimer’s increases with age. Alzheimer’s is the fifth leading reason that people over the age of 65 die in the United States. (Kirova, Bays, & Lagalwar 2015).
Detection of Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s can be detected
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I have not heard much about Alzheimer’s outside of this course. In fact, the only time I can think of discussing Alzheimer’s at all is after watching The Notebook. Although the movie left me with many questions about Alzheimer’s, I never pursued researching it. I chose this topic because I felt like I lacked knowing even basic knowledge about Alzheimer’s. After reading these peer reviewed journals, I now feel that I am not the only one that feels like they are missing information on Alzheimer’s. Every peer review journal I read discussed how further research needs to be done. Many of the journals stated that we have made great progress, but we still have so much to learn. It is sad that there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, and that it takes complete control over someone’s …show more content…
Alzheimer’s does not only change the life of the person who has it but it also changes the lives of the people around them. This is a disease that is a struggle for not only the victim, but also the victim’s family and caretaker to cope with. Unlike most diseases, Alzheimer’s is one that fails to have a silver lining. The current state of medical research for Alzheimer’s is not one of prevention, but of damage control. Treatment options are very limited and not very effective. Researchers are still working towards better treatment options and hopefully will one day find a

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