Alzheimer'S Disease Essay

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    currently 47.5 million people diagnosed with dementia; a new diagnosis is confirmed every 4 seconds. This number is expected to be more than tripled by the year 2050. (Who 10 facts on dementia). Dementia is a progressive, irreversible neurological disease, characterized by a decline in cognitive functioning.(CITE) This decline can result in memory loss, a disturbance in executive functioning, disorientation, and sensory-perception deficits; all can lead to confusion and agitation. The presence…

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    Rubella Essay

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    L. Z. Cooper listed “neonatal thrombocytopenic purpura, hepatitis, bone lesions, and meningoencephalitis and late emerging sequelae such as diabetes mellitus and progressive rubella panencephalitis, added to the cataract, heart disease, mental retardation and deafness” as possible side effects of CRI (Cooper, 1985). And although pockets of the virus have emerged over time, rubella joins measles and mumps in the possibility for total eradication, because humans are the only known…

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    Background In 2014, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) published a new set of practice guidelines for Hepatic Encephalopathy (Vistrup et al., 2014). These guidelines define Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE) as “a brain dysfunction caused by liver insufficiency and/or portosystemic shunting, and manifests as a wide spectrum of neurological/psychiatric abnormalities ranging from subclinical alterations to coma”…

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    MCI Syndrome

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    MCI is considered the borderline between normal cognitive aging and very early dementia []. The historical evolution of the MCI concept has recently reviewed by Petersen [], including the more recent formulation by the Diagnostic Statistical Manual-5 (DSM-5) []. In general, the MCI syndrome is characterized by a cognitive deficit greater than expected for the individual’ age and educational level, but not enough to significantly interfere with the functioning of his daily life. According to…

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    stacked against them from the very beginning. Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) is a rare form of genetic mutation that shows some aspects of physiological aging from a very young age. Symptoms become more prominent as a carrier of the disease ages. HGPS is of interest to me, because this is a disorder that resembles accelerated aging, and if we were able do truly understand what causes these conditions and symptoms of HGPS to come about, it is not too farfetched to believe that we…

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    Medical interventions may be able to increase or even decrease life expectancy. Sometimes medicine is not the cure to all the sociological disease, and they have to get away from their comfort zone, such as changing environment or changing behavior and attitude towards life. What is sociology? Sociology is the study of social problems, and when combining that with aging, sociology of aging is…

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    MND Research Papers

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    Motor Neurone Disease (MND) By Ryan Renshaw o60 MND (Motor Neurone Disease rosis (ALS) and Lou amy otrop Gehrig's disease. MND is a rare neurological condition that causes the degeneration of the motor system. It is progressive and worsens every time and reduces the life expectancy with most people dying within 5 years of having it. Motor Neurone Disease begins with the akness of the muscles in the hands, feet and voice. Some symptoms of MND can be muscle aches, cramps, twitching, clumsiness,…

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    Placing a relative in a nursing home could be one of the most difficult decisions a family member may have to make. When entrusting the care of a beloved elderly family member to a nursing home, one does so with the belief that they will receive top quality care and be treated with the dignity and respect any patient would deserve. However, much of the elderly residing in nursing homes are at particular risk for abuse and neglect. According to the Administration of Aging, elder abuse is a term…

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    Dementia Case Study

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    22. Has adequate time been allowed to fully understand the phenomenon? Dementia and confusion are something that has confounded mankind for a decades. The ultimate understanding of this conceptual problem and its adverse effect on the families may not be fully understood for centuries to come. It is something that we at present are discovering and understanding more fully every day. With society as a whole living linger the incidence of dementia is increasing as well. I believe caretakers as a…

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    Alice Sawyer Case

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    Her conscience slowly attacking her for her recent choice to pick up a new case, Alice hustled out of work and into her car. An intelligent woman at the least, Alice Sawyer possesses a job as a personal investigator at her own agency. The perfect life is what many would say, a loft in the city, recently married, and doing very well financially, Alice was the epitome of a perfect person. Little did she know, taking on Jane Russell’s case would flip her life upside down. A black suburban, blacked…

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