Alzheimer´s Disease: Causes And Treatment Of Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer 's disease is a disease in which the neurons of the brain are degenerated and deteriorated. It is progressive and slowly gets worse. It is the most common type of dementia. This disease messes with the brain 's ability to think. It also causes loss of memory, language skill, and abnormal behavioral changes. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than five million Americans are living with this disease, and every 67 seconds, an American develops Alzheimer 's. It is also the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S with approximately 500,000 people dying each year. Also reports that almost two thirds of Alzheimer 's patients are women. (Alzheimer 's Foundation of America, 2014; Alzheimer 's Association, 2014).
The brain contains neurons. These neurons produce brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. In Alzheimer 's,
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Early onset Alzheimer 's is a rare case in which an individual develops Alzheimer’s before the age of 65. This type appears to have a connection with a defective chromosome number 14. Muscle spasms and twitching are usually seen in this type of Alzheimer’s as well, whereas it is not seen in late-onset Alzheimer 's, and neither is the defected chromosome 14. Late onset Alzheimer 's, mostly seen in individuals over the age of 65, is the most common form of Alzheimer 's and accounts for %90 of cases. This form may or may not be hereditary depending on the individual and his familial history. Late onset Alzheimer 's is also known as sporadic Alzheimer 's disease. Finally, the third form of this disease is called familial Alzheimer 's disease (FAD). In this case, the individual would have retrieved the disease entirely from heredity. It can be seen in families who have had two or more affected generations. This form is rare, and accounts for only %1 of the diagnosed cases. It also takes place at a much earlier age, and that is often in the 40s

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