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    Alzheimer’s disease, also known as AD, affects the older generations more so than any other form of dementia. AD is a progressive, multifactorial disease that affects the nervous system by interfering with proper cognitive functioning and memory, ultimately resulting in inability to function normally, and unfortunately death. Over time, several studies have identified two specific hallmarks of AD in the brain. These hallmarks include changes in amyloid B peptides which form senile plaques and…

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    Abstract Alzheimer’s disease and cancer are known to be very serious disorders that can cause death especially in the elderly. The prevalence of cancer is dramatically increased with age, correspondingly, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-dependent neurodegenerative disorder. Cancer is defined as a disease in which a collection of abnormal cells divides uncontrollably by ignoring the normal principles of cell division. There is known to be more than 200 types of cancers and its two main…

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    STAGES OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE There are seven stages of Alzheimer’s disease. 1. Stage 1: there is no impairment and the disease remains undetectable. 2. Stage 2: very mild memory problems may occur. Memory decline starts. 3. Stage 3: the memory declining becomes noticeable. Difficulty in recognizing people, conversing occurs. 4. Stage 4: this stage clearly showcases Alzheimer’s. Patients have poor short term memory and managing details gets very difficult. 5. Stage5: in this stage, affected…

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    be Granted to Fund Research on the Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder and the most common form of dementia that affects memory, thinking skills, behavior, and normal bodily functions. There are about 5.2 million Americans living with the Alzheimer’s disease in 2014. Currently there is no prevention, treatment, or cure for the Alzheimer’s disease. Every year more than 500,000 seniors die due to the disease. Alzheimer’s has a mortality rate of 100%.…

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    Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer 's disease in 1994, which was after his presidential term. Alzheimer 's disease (AD) is an incurable and debilitating chronic progressive neurodegenerative disorder which is the leading cause of dementia worldwide (Kazim and Iqbal, 2016). Many of Reagan’s speech characteristics changed and can be associated with the neurological structures such as the myelination of the neurons as well as specific genes and the thickness of the surrounding cells of the…

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    A noncommunicable disease that causes dementia in older people, usually 60 years or older, is called Alzheimer’s. I chose to write about Alzheimer’s because it has always interested me. I didn’t really know much about the disease other than it makes older people forget things. From looking further into it, I was able to get a better understanding for what this disease is. Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes memory loss and dementia in older people that is serious enough to interfere with…

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    Despite the number of lives Alzheimer’s disease has affected, it is not curable. An estimated five million Americans are affected by this disease (Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet); treatment trials are being conducted in addition to extensive research. As a result, researchers are beginning to find ways to prevent this disease. An innumerable amount of people across the United States are affected by Alzheimer's disease, although it can be prevented. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that…

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    Alzheimer's disease was named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer; however, Dr. Alois Alzheimer was not the only person to contribute to the discovery of the neurological disease, Alzheimer's. According to Dennis J. Selkoe in "Amyloid Protein and Alzheimer's Disease," he states, "Even before the time of Alzheimer, pathologists knew that the human cerebral cortex sometimes contained variable numbers of spherical plaques" (252-253). So, the question is, what did Dr. Alois Alzheimer contribute to the…

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    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was first discovered in 1907 by Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist. He noticed that the brain tissue of a recently deceased woman was exhibiting strange abnormalities. Upon further examination he discovered abnormal clumps and tangled fibers; which are now known as amyloid plaques and tau tangles. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible and progressive brain disorder characterized by memory loss and loss of cognitive abilities. While Alzheimer’s…

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    Mild Alzheimer's Disease

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    Alzheimer’s (AHLZ-high-merz) is a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is not a normal part of aging. The greatest known risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is increasing age. Most individuals with the illness are 65 and older. Other risk factors includes: Age, family history and genetics are all risk factors we can’t change. Others strongest evidence links brain health to heart health. The risk of developing Alzheimer’s or vascular dementia appears to…

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