Alzheimer's Association

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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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  • Alzheimer's Disease Case Study

    1 in every 3 seniors will develop some type of dementia and will die because of it. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia affecting about 5 million people right now in the United States. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, which is a term that describes progressive loss of function of neurons in the brain. The early symptoms are often confused for normal age related symptoms, such as memory loss, which is one of the main reasons there are such a low number of…

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  • Dementia Case Studies

    and function in their daily life, with memory loss being a common symptom (Alzheimer’s Assoication, 2014). The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which makes up around 60% of cases, with vascular dementia (25%) and Lewy body dementia (15%) also being prominent causes of symptoms (Alzheimer’s Association, 2014). On a worldwide scale, the number of cases of dementia is around 37 million (Alzheimer’s Association, 2014). Dementia is primarily a disease of old age, with various…

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  • Vascular Dementi A Case Study

    Vascular dementia is defined by Zhong et al. (2016) as a general dementia caused by a series of cerebral vascular factors such as ischemic cerebral vascular disease. The dementia is very similar to Alzheimer’s disease and they share some symptoms such as impaired memory and cognitive function. Some of the non-cognitive symptoms of vascular dementia include tinnitus, sleeping disorder, numbness of the extremities, and emotion changes. Calabrese et al. (2016) believes there are two principal…

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  • Causes Of Alzheimer's Disease

    mental abilities that impact daily life. Diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Lewy body Dementia, Vascular Dementia, and Parkinson’s Disease, are a few examples of diseases that cause dementia. Education is key when finding out a loved one is diagnosed with a disease that causes dementia. This paper will discuss the diagnosis, symptoms, lifestyle changes that benefit the patient, and treatment for a few different diseases that cause dementia.…

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  • Research Paper On Alzheimer's Disease

    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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  • Early-Onset Familial Alzheimer Disease Case Study

    years after diagnosis (Alzheimer’s Foundation, 2016). Early-onset AD typically occurs in people ages 30 to 60, and represents only 5% of all Alzheimer cases (Alzheimer’s Association, 2016). Most cases of early-onset AD are related to mutations in the genes APP, PSEN1, and PSEN2. Epidemiology Risk…

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  • Benefits Of Caregiving And Respite Care

    Respite care allows the caregiver to take a short break from their duties of care. While the main caregiver is away, someone is brought in to take care of the Alzheimer’s resident. This is to provide enough peace of mind that the resident is safe while the caregiver is able to rest for a short time and come back to caregiving refreshed. Respite care can be used in order to give the caregiver a chance to catch up…

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  • The Development Of Alzheimer's Disease

    Introduction The development of Alzheimer’s disease tends to be a slow progression at first although the disease can progress rapidly in each stage without warning. Some people tend to stay at a certain stage for a long time without any dramatic change. Alzheimer’s is one of the main forms of dementia besides vascular dementia, mixed dementia, frontotemporal dementia and Parkinson’s. At first it begins with memory gaps here and there but then progresses to not remembering your closest family…

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