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  • Alzheimer's Disease And Its Effects On The Family And The Community

    Alzheimer’s Disease is a mental deterioration that usually affects the elderly but the signs and symptoms can come up in middle age. It can cause dementia and can hinder the person’s abilities of performing normal daily tasks of driving, self-care, and basic day to day duties. Many do not think that Alzheimer’s will affect them but the statistics are high. Alzheimer’s does not only effect the individual it has impacts on the family members and society. With research we take a deeper look on how…

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  • Dementia Syndrome Essay

    also affect a person’s ability to create new short term memories, which is where the misunderstanding comes from. Memory loss is usually the first sign of Alzheimer’s dementia because the syndrome affects the hippocampus section of the brain first. The hippocampus is the memory making and learning center of the brain (Alzheimer 's Association, 2015). Dementia also often presents with what is commonly referred to as “sundowners syndrome.” Around sunset, and throughout the night, dementia…

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  • Signs And Symptoms Of Alzheimer's Disease

    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 Argumentative Essay

    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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  • Environmental Factors And Effects Of Alzheimer's Disease

    Introduction Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a complex, irreversible brain disorder that causes nerve cells to die within the brain, progressively affecting dysfunction in memory and cognitive ability, behaviour and language problems (National Institute on Aging, n.d.). Primarily this disease affects older adults over the age of sixty, although it is not considered a normal part of the aging process (Dementia Alliance International, n.d.). AD is considered the most common of the dementia diseases, a…

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  • What Is Alzheimer's Disease?

    A look at Alzheimer’s disease One of the things that terrify people the most about aging is no remembering your loved ones or forgetting the great adventures you had in your youth. Unfortunately there are many cases of people who establish a disease called Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is taking the lives of many people and directly affecting their families. People who have never heard of Alzheimer’s have many questions, they want to know what Alzheimer’s is , what causes it,…

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  • The 7 Stages Of Alzheimer's Disease

    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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  • The Alzheimer Movie Analysis

    Film Analysis 3 Zachary Ellison In the film The Alzheimer’s project we were able to see how people with Alzheimer’s behave, and some new research findings on the disease. Unfortunately as of now the disease is not curable. Though I was able to see the disease in action in this film I know absolutely nothing about it ,so throughout this paper, I will explore what goes on with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia ( a decrease in mental ability…

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  • The Importance Of Alzheimer's Disease

    For a family member who is going through Alzheimer’s disease with someone, choosing the right care for them is the one of the hardest things to do. I believe that with a disease such as Alzheimers, it should be left to professional care rather than a family member. The life we built with our loved one, may at some point deteriorate to the point where they no longer recognize or remember all the times you’ve spent together. According to Alzheimers.net, in the United States 1 in 9 Americans over…

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  • Alzheimer's Disease Argumentative Analysis

    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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