The Effects Of Alzheimer's

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One of the leading most cause for deaths in the United States is Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “ It’s the only cause of death in the top ten in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed”(alz.org). This disease is responsible for the largest amount of mental impairment, along with nursing and care home admittance. With Alzheimer’s the biggest impact is on the person’s memory and their behavior. It’s extremely difficult on the person but even more so on the family members. They can only watch as a loved one disappears right in front of their eyes, while Alzheimer’s erases everything the person is, fading into the hallucinations. Even with the horribleness of the disease there is still hope due to the research …show more content…
With the CT scan they can also do an MRI of the brain to see if there are any changes in the brain response and functions. Along with these types of test the doctor would also give a very thorough interview in order to gauge the different effects on the person’s behavior and daily life that may be experienced. The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be a very hard thing to hear. This is mainly because they have not developed any type of cure for it. There have been advances in the management of the symptoms in recent years, but they only help with living with the disease. The treatments don’t stop the disease, but they will slow the progression of symptoms and improve the quality of life. There are two different kindsof drugs used, cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine. With the cholinesterase inhibitors, …show more content…
Establishing routines and keeping items in the same place, like keys, wallet, phone, remotes, and other small items is important to keep anxiety low and not have strange things stressing them out. Having doctor appointment on the same day at the same time and other activities consistent can greatly increase a person ability to cope with the disease. They must also be able to get enough sleep and eat nutritious foods in order to keep the body healthy.
Even with these treatments the disease will still continue to worsen, which is why research for it has exploded. So much that according to Alzheimer’s Association “Today, Alzheimer’s is at the forefront of biomedical research” (alz.org). Most of what has been learned about the disease was discovered in the past fifteen years. The hope is that with research and new developments in medicine the disease won’t just be slowed down it will be stopped in its tracks. There are people all over the world looking for way to cure and manage the effects of the symptoms with the ultimate goal of a

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