Alzheimer's Association

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  • Alzheimer's Case Study

    1) When suspected of having Alzheimer 's disease you must go get evaluated by a physician. They professional will run diagnostic test to know whether they have a diagnosis of Alzheimer 's or not. It is to be noted that to officially know if a patient has Alzheimer 's is to run a brain autopsy on the patient. The examiner will look at brain tissue see if plaque and tangles exist in the brain. It is after this we can officially know if a person has the disease or not after they are dead. 2) The…

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  • Parkinson's Disease Summary

    Summary of Nursing care of patients with Parkinson 's disease--a rehabilitative view In order to help patients that present with Parkinson’s disease, a better understanding of what the disease can do to the body and mind is highly beneficial. The article written by by M. Coumarassamy and B. Saravanan titled “Nursing care of patients with Parkinson 's disease--a rehabilitative view”, did just such a thing for its reader. This article came from the Nursing Journal of India, Volume 93, Issue 11,…

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  • Analysis Of John Perry's A Dialogue On Personal Identity And Immortality By John Perry

    In John Perry’s A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality, Perry discusses both the possibility of immortality (the ability to survive after death) and the question of personal identity. In the process, he proposes three theories as to what could account for personal identity: soul theory, memory theory, and body theory. First, however, it is necessary to discuss what the question of personal identity is. Personal identity refers to a human being’s numerical identity over time. Thus, the…

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  • Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome Case Study

    The neurological components of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) is a genetic condition affecting 1 in 4 million live births. HGPS is often described as a segmental premature aging syndrome meaning that not all features of aging are observed. For example, individual with HGPS do not experience declines in neurocognitive function (Shah, 2017). Children with HGPS appear typical at birth, but noticeable delays in growth begin to appear between the…

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  • The Caregiver Burden Model

    There has not been a clear causation of Alzheimer’s risk factors for Alzheimer disease include family history, a specific gene, and advanced age (Glass, 2015). Definition of Caregiver Burden Model The caregiver’s perception of the physical, emotional, economic, and social cost of the caregiving relationship…

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  • Dementia Essay

    Dementia According to alz.org, there are “more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease.” Alzheimer’s is just one of the many forms of dementia. And what is dementia exactly? Dementia is when a person is unable to think, remember, or reason to the point where it affects one’s daily life. Background Before dementia was even known by that term, in the 6th…

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  • Presbyacusis And The Biopsychosocial Model

    From the family tree, I observed a pattern of Presbyacusis, which originated from my father’s grandmother. Presbyacusis is hearing loss that affects people usually the age of 55. The affected person will have difficulty using the telephone and holding a conversation (Wilhelim, p.1129). Ten years ago, my grandmother needs the support of hearing aids to hold a very basic conversation. According to my grandfather, the age-related hearing loss was present within her family for many generations. From…

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  • Still Alice Book Review

    off, this book is about an older woman named Alice Howland who is professor at the prestigious Harvard University. All starts going south for Alice once she goes on that jog and ends up losing her way. This is just one of her first signs of early Alzheimer’s because around the same time, she ends up losing her blackberry as well. These difficulties in memory all start progressing and getting worse and Alice having experience in the field of psychology, knows that something is not right. Alice…

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  • The Importance Of Teamwork

    Teamwork is the process of working well with a group of people to meet an aim and is important in improving the health and quality of life of an individual with dementia. ("When was the last time you said this?", 2016) In health and social care, a team consists of many individuals, the service user, health professionals, relatives, care workers and many more. Health professionals that may be involved are a GP, an occupational therapist, a nurse and social services. As part of a team, each…

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  • Lisa Genova's Still Alice

    professor at Harvard and an expert in linguistics. However, Alice is at the height of her life when she begins to have frequent “memory disturbances” and is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. The book follows Alice through her recognition of the disease, her diagnosis, and the progression of early onset Alzheimer’s. The story is one of suffering, struggle, conflict, persistence, and compassion. “Coping has been established as a critical factor in the relationship between stressful…

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