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  • How Alzheimer's Affects The Family

    How Alzheimer’s affect my entire family People who watch the news every day on television and other media can see that missing persons are reported daily. The majority of reported missing persons are people with mental problems. Have you ever met someone with Alzheimer's? In my case, my grandmother died because of that disease. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. Many people, who have not had someone close to this disease, cannot…

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  • What Is VOXEL-Based Methodology?

    • VOXEL BASED MORPHOMETRY: APPROACH FOR ASSESSMENT OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE USING ADNI DATA • ABSTRACT • INTRODUCTION • MRI PROCESSING • VOXEL BASED MORPHOMETRY o What is a voxel o VBM methodology • SPM o Preprocessing o Statistical Analysis • ADNI o Database • CONCLUSION • References ABSTRACT The curiosity to look into the brain has always interested researchers. As the brain grows in size its functioning improves and at a later age (old age) it also deteriotes.MRI…

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  • Lewy Body Dementia Research Paper

    stages of the disease is very individualized, with many different factors playing a part in the course of the disease. Lewy Body dementia affects not only the individual diagnosed, but close family members, and care givers. (Lewy Body Dementia Association…

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  • What Is Alzheimer's Disease: A Thief Of The Mind

    In this regard, the Healthy People Consortium (an association of national membership organizations and state health, mental health, substance abuse, and environmental agencies) implemented in December 2010 a project named “Healthy People 2020”. “Healthy People 2020 project, is looking to reduce morbidity and…

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  • Paper On Alzheimer's Disease

    connecting or making action potentials at the correct or appropriate time. This would be a result of the loss of synaptic connections, or the alterations in the BIN1 gene and presence of the Aβ or tau pathologies. Moreover, people affected by Alzheimer’s disease face many challenges, such as not being able to complete a daily task like dressing one-self or having no recollection of a loved one. This disorder is a progressive disease that deteriorates the neurons in the brain as time passes…

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  • The Definition Of Dementia

    (bottom) has holes in it. The holes in the brain are what cause memory loss. People who suffer from this condition often are bad at decision making, planning, and organizing things in their lives (“Types of Dementia”). Compared to a person with Alzheimer’s, one with Vascular dementia have a more rapid rate of memory loss, meaning they have more of a sudden memory loss (“About Dementia”). A patient with Vascular dementia would also have the emotion of not caring, also called being nonchalant.…

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  • Causes Of Dementia

    Dementia is truly an issue that has plagued the entire planet. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 2015, 47.5 million people around the globe are living with dementia. A large proportion (58%) of these people are living in low and middle income countries, by 2050 this proportion is projected to rise up to 71%. Many people are living with the thought that dementia is a disease, however it is not. In actuality, dementia is made up of a number of different diseases. The…

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  • Alzheimer's Disease: A Case Study

    Alzheimer’s disease is known to be the sixth leading cause of death for people age 65 and above. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), five million Americans were living with Alzheimer 's disease (AD) and it is projected to rise to 14 million by 2050 (2014). AD is a decay of the brain that causes loss of cognitive abilities and memory, which is the most common form of Dementia. Dementia is a broad term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities that are bad…

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  • The Seven Stages Of Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer 's disease is the most common, incurable disease that effects thousands of elderly people. It is also one form of Dementia and effects the brain in various different ways. Alzheimer 's disease makes it difficult for an individual to remember certain task, words, or phrases. Doctors have tried for years to find a cure but have not came up with one yet. The seven stages of Alzheimer 's that people go through can be drastic and overwhelming. In the early 1900 's a man by the name of…

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  • Summary Of The Movie 'Alive Inside'

    A dormant eighty-five-year-old Alzheimer's patient sits in a wheelchair in his nursing home where he has resided for the past 15 years. His full and eventful life has come to a halt as his alzheimer's began to progress rapidly. His love of music, which began as a child and carried over into his adulthood, has vanished, or so it seemed. Until one day a music therapist came into the nursing home and placed a pair of headphones that were connected to an iPod, over the resident’s ears which were…

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