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    Analysis of Alzheimer’s Disease Zachary Thomas Abnormal Psychology (Psy 341-1004) Dr. Robert Kutner November 20, 2014 To most people, just the thought of the aging process causes much distress and worry. Those feelings of dread will be reinforced, when researching a particular disease. This disease causes the individual to lose their mind. "Described as a clinicopathological state literally meaning the ‘loss of the ability to think. (Shan, 2012)" It is called Alzheimer's disease (AD).…

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    Alzheimer’s Disease is one of many forms of dementia, and is the most common form (Orimaye 1). What Alzheimer’s Disease does to a person is that they start to have progressive cognitive decline like losing memory and degeneration of reasoning ability (Cai 1). To be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, a person has to go through extensive neurophysical examinations by using a lot of cognitive tests that have a series of questions and images. There is a maximum score of thirty for the test, and if…

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    topic of causative factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease; however, according to the Mayo Clinic in their article “Alzheimer’s Disease” (2015), “scientists believe that for most people, Alzheimer's disease results from a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect the brain over time.” Even though there are many controversial opinions about causative agents, one common factor that is present in many statements about Alzheimer’s is that it has a clear effect on…

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    Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia characterized by progressive, irreversible deterioration of general intellectual functioning. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for almost 80% of dementia diagnosis, and occurs in middle or late life. Statistically, it shows that it affects more women than men. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease die an average 4-6 years after diagnosis, however, the disease duration varies from 3-20 years. (LeMone, 2015) Scientist estimate that more than 5.3 million people…

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    Alzheimer’s is a deadly disease which cannot be slowed, cured, or prevented. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder where memory loss and steady cognitive decline is caused by the death of brain cells. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, which causes this disease to be the sixth leading cause of death in the United States according to the Alzheimer’s Association. People with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers should be informed of their diagnosis so can plan…

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    Definition Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder gradually destroys a person's memory and their ability to learn reason, make judgments, communicate, and carry out daily activities. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that in the United States more than 5 million persons aged 65 and older and approximately 200,000 persons younger than 65 years have AD. Those with Alzheimer's live an average of eight years after their symptoms become noticeable…

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    Alzheimer’s disease is caused by cells in the brain that die over time. The tissue in the brain over time will have less connections and nerves causing the brain to shrink. First the doctors determine if the patient meets two of the five dementia symptoms and the severity of the symptoms. The two most common symptoms in determining Alzheimer’s is memory loss and language issues. There are three stages of progression a person goes through. More stages of progression have been documented,…

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    and older (11 percent)… [have] Alzheimer’s Disease” (Alzheimer’s Association), that’s a 1 out of nine chance that you could develop Alzheimer’s in the future. Alzheimer’s develops and affects the person for the rest of their life. The disease affects not only the patient but the family also. The pathophysiology, clinical manifestation, and medical management are what make Alzheimer’s different from any other disease. Pathophysiology The ultimate cause of Alzheimer’s is currently unknown, but…

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    Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and irreversible degenerative disease of the brain. Each phase of the disease presents distinct characteristics, and it is these characteristics that are used to determine how far the disease has progressed. Although there is, as of yet, no cure, various advances in medicine are geared at easing the ravages of the diseases, with the hope of a definitive cure on the minds of many. A form of dementia, Alzheimer's disease presents in two main forms: early onset…

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