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  • The Cause Of Alzheimer's Disease

    grocery store. The cause could be that the old gentleman has Alzheimer’s disease, or often referred to as “old-timers disease”. Alzheimer’s disease is the continued deterioration of the cells inside the brain, which causes a considerable loss of memory, and eventually causes a severe interference in everyday activities.…

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  • Essay On Alzheimer's

    One of the leading most cause for deaths in the United States is Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “ It’s the only cause of death in the top ten in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed”(alz.org). This disease is responsible for the largest amount of mental impairment, along with nursing and care home admittance. With Alzheimer’s the biggest impact is on the person’s memory and their behavior. It’s extremely difficult on the person but even more so on the…

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  • What Are The Causes Of Alzheimer's Disease

    living with Alzheimer’s disease experience. I chose to learn more about this disease due to the many people I have grown to love and had to see deal with this disease in their later years of life. Also, I have volunteered at SpiritTrust Lutheran Retirement Community for several weeks each summer for the past three or four years and working with some of the residents who have Alzheimer’s can be very difficult. Through this research, I hoped to find out more about the causes of Alzheimer’s,…

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  • The Byproduct Of Alzheimer's Disease

    According to the National Institute of Aging, “Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks,” (Fact). Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia (Association). It causes disturbances in metabolic processes that are vital to keeping neurons healthy. These disturbances cause nerve cells to stop working, lose connection with other nerve cells, and eventually…

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  • Stages, Symptoms, And Treatment Of Alzheimer's Disease

    having erratic moods and behaviors, and loss of bladder control are among the many symptoms an Alzheimer's patient suffers in the later part of the…

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  • Dementia Informative Speech

    a cure, simple citizens around the world first have to understand what Dementia is. According to the Alzheimer’s Association at their website of alz.org, which is an official website for the two diseases, Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s Association also defines the word “dementia” as a general term we use for the decline of memory loss and mental…

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  • Causes And Symptoms Of Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia and is also the most common form of it. It is According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia. This disease is an advanced loss of intellectual function that eventually interferes with someone’s day to day living; such as relationships, work ethic, and even personal hygiene. With Alzheimer’s, there is a lack of ambition, changes in personality, and weakened judgment. This progressive disease happens in people who…

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  • Transitional Care Literature Review

    number of adults age 65 and older continues to increase, the prevalence of dementia is expected to rise worldwide. In the United States alone, more than 5 million adults over 65 years old and more than 14% of those over age 70 have dementia (Alzheimer’s Association, 2015). Although dementia is considered a terminal illness (Mitchell, Teno, Kiely, 2009; Raymond, Warner, Davies, et. al., 2014; Peacock, Duggleby, & Koop, 2014), people with dementia could survive an average of 3 to 11 years after…

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  • Symptoms And Treatments Of Dementia

    The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s or [AD]. This is where the brain gradual deteriorates. Although is more common in people age 65 and older, it is not a normal part of aging. People in their 40s or 50s that get AD is also known as younger-onset. Family history or genetics also play a role in this disease. Symptoms such as memory loss and confusion worsen overtime. There are three stages of AD. The first stage is mild or early-stage, the second is moderate or middle-stage, and the…

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  • Alzheimer's Disease: Article Analysis

    According to Kirova, Bays, and Lagalwar (2015), “Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease marked by deficits in episodic memory, working memory (WM), and executive function” (p. 1). Instances that are classified as executive dysfunction are reduced selective and divided attention, inability to reverse intrusive stimuli, and weak manipulation skills. There is evidence supporting that Alzheimer’s happens because of postmortem recognition of pathology in neural tissue.…

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