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    Many people categorize Alzheimer’s disease as a normal part of the aging process in which most elderly people will probably have. However, this is not the case. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of the aging process. Instead, it is a disease that is associated with brain function. Furthermore, Alzheimer’s is not a sudden onset disease; it develops gradually over time and can slowly progress. People affected with Alzheimer’s begin to develop a variety of signs and symptoms throughout the…

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    Alzheimer’s Disease: A Worldwide Epidemic Charlotte Waybourn Human Disease/Pathophysiology MDCA-1302 8 April 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease: A Worldwide Epidemic Alzheimer’s is a sinister disease that can devastate an entire family and wreak havoc on the minds of the poor souls that must bear its burden. It steals their precious memories and eventually makes them a stranger to those who knew them. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, studies show that more women develop the disease than men,…

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    Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia is the term used in the medical field that simply means a decline in one’s mental ability that become so severe it begins to affect daily life of that person. ("Help End Alzheimer 's.") Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia that attacks the brain. The thing to understand about Alzheimer’s is it’s not a normal part of getting older, but it does accounts for almost 70% of all dementia diagnosis. Most of the time Alzheimer’s is a slow disease and happens…

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    What is Alzheimer's Disease? As a type of dementia, Alzheimer's causes problems in memory, thinking, and behavior. Usually symptoms develop slowly and get severely worse over time, eventually causing problems that interfere with daily tasks. This disease is the most common form of dementia, but this disease is not a normal part of aging. This disease accounts about 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Alzheimer's disease was named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer. A lady died of an unusual mental…

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    Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is a very dangerous and an awful illness. It is found on the “Top Ten Leading Causes of Deaths in The United States”. It is actually number six on the charts. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain 's nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes, stated from Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. One person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease…

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    Alzheimer's disease usually develops through several steps and stages slowly and progressively gets worse over the years. It eventually affects most parts of your brain, including the memory, thinking, judgment, language, problem-solving, personality and movement[1]. The rate of progression for Alzheimer's disease differs extensively. On average, people with Alzheimer's disease live 8 to 10 years after diagnosis, but some people can survive 25 years[2]. There are Three important stages of…

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    today (Sommerlad, 2017). According to our textbook Foundation of Behavioral Neuroscience Alzheimer’s occurs approximately ten percent of the population all above the age of sixty-five and a staggering fifty percent of people the age of eighty-five (Carlson, 2017). Although, this is a rising concern, there is some hope to counter this disease. There is research that is finding new ways to counter this disease and it simply starting with the brain and health of an individual. Article One…

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    Five million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease and it causes up to 500,000 deaths each year (Marsa, 2015, p. 6). Alzheimer 's is a brain disorder, which currently has no cure, it not only affects the patient but the loved ones surrounding them.This disease causes problems with judgement, memory and overall thinking. In the human brain, plaques are clusters of protein fragments called beta-amyloid peptides (Marsa, 2015, p. 7). They collect outside the nerve cells and disrupt the signaling…

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    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Dementia is a cognitive disorder with two forms: neurodegenerative and vascular disorders. Neurodegenerative is a deterioration of the mind and vascular disorders are caused by a decreased blood supply to the brain.(Lewis et al., 2014, p. 1444) With Alzheimer’s disease, the brain starts to change with age and brain transmitters start to get covered with plaque, get tangled, louse connections, and cause death in some transmitters. These…

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    as behavioural changes in impairment in daily living duties (Qiu et al. 2009). Alzheimer’s disease (AD), was founded by a German medical specialist DR. Alois Alzheimer in 1906, DR. Alzheimer observed Physiological changes in brain tissue of a female who recently passed away with an unusual mental illness. Her indications were unpredictable behaviour, memory loss and language problems (Duthey 2013). Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder where the death of brain cells causes cognitive…

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