Case Study: The Pathophysiology Of Alzheimer's Disease

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Since Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was discovered, victims of the disease, family members, and physicians became curious to know more about this now well-known illness. It has inspired many to conduct research to better understand the disease, so this research sets out to examine the pathophysiology of AD. Through this research, the disease was found to be defined as a category of dementia and is analyzed in depth through the understanding of the causes of the disease and how it affects the human body, considering the effects brought upon the brain and what results from them. How an individual is diagnosed with AD is also analyzed along with the treatments that patients may consider once diagnosed. To understand how this disease affects the social abilities of those living with AD, case studies were researched as well. As the topics are explicated, the pathophysiology of AD will be broken down in order to comprehend the disease and the actions taken once an individual is diagnosed.
What Causes Alzheimer 's Disease
Alzheimer 's is a type of dementia which is caused by brain cell death. A combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors also have a big effect on the brain and worsen over time. Alzheimer 's does not have a cure or a way of prevention because scientists have yet to find the reason behind the
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MacRae discovered that individuals are capable of preserving and expressing their sense of identity while Sabat discovered that an individual’s signs of well-being can still be evident. Both of the studies resulted in a belief that the implementation of a positive environment and interactions with others can bring about such

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