Alzheimer's disease

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  • Alzheimer's Disease

    describes Alzheimer’s disease. This disease progressively worsens with age, greatly impairing ones quality of life. It is defined as “a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that occurs when nerve cells in the brain die” (JH). It “ranks fourth in the cause of death among adults” and “approximately four million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease” (kids). Much research has been performed to find information on this topic, but more still needs to be done. There are two different types of this…

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  • The Pathogenesis Of Alzheimer's Disease

    Abstract Alzheimer’s disease and cancer are known to be very serious disorders that can cause death especially in the elderly. The prevalence of cancer is dramatically increased with age, correspondingly, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-dependent neurodegenerative disorder. Cancer is defined as a disease in which a collection of abnormal cells divides uncontrollably by ignoring the normal principles of cell division. There is known to be more than 200 types of cancers and its two main…

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  • Alzheimer's Disease Stages

    STAGES OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE There are seven stages of Alzheimer’s disease. 1. Stage 1: there is no impairment and the disease remains undetectable. 2. Stage 2: very mild memory problems may occur. Memory decline starts. 3. Stage 3: the memory declining becomes noticeable. Difficulty in recognizing people, conversing occurs. 4. Stage 4: this stage clearly showcases Alzheimer’s. Patients have poor short term memory and managing details gets very difficult. 5. Stage5: in this stage, affected…

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  • Preventing Alzheimer's Disease

    Despite the number of lives Alzheimer’s disease has affected, it is not curable. An estimated five million Americans are affected by this disease (Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet); treatment trials are being conducted in addition to extensive research. As a result, researchers are beginning to find ways to prevent this disease. An innumerable amount of people across the United States are affected by Alzheimer's disease, although it can be prevented. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that…

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  • Alzheimer's Disease Analysis

    Alzheimer's disease was named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer; however, Dr. Alois Alzheimer was not the only person to contribute to the discovery of the neurological disease, Alzheimer's. According to Dennis J. Selkoe in "Amyloid Protein and Alzheimer's Disease," he states, "Even before the time of Alzheimer, pathologists knew that the human cerebral cortex sometimes contained variable numbers of spherical plaques" (252-253). So, the question is, what did Dr. Alois Alzheimer contribute to the…

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  • Alzheimer's Disease Essay

    Where is the cure for Alzheimer’s disease? The most common form of dementia is, Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Alzheimer’s can be defined as a disease that includes memory loss and inabilities that affect daily life. A common misconception is that aging comes with Alzheimer’s. Although majority people affected with this disease are 65 and above, there is also a 5% of people who are in their 40s or 50s affected by Alzheimer’s. AD is a disease of progression. There are three stages of AD and by…

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  • The Prevention Of Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer 's Disease Alzheimer’s disease is not a new disease. “Alzheimer’s” was first described by German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive disorder involving neural degeneration in the cortex that slowly destroys the memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out activities of daily living (Karch, 2013). In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60, and accounts for…

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  • A Cure For Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that slowly progresses as a person ages. Alzheimer’s disease effects brain memory and also brain function. This happens because the brain cells slowly begin to die off. Normally when our brain cells die off, new ones take their place. For Alzheimer’s patients this is not the case. The dead cells are never replaced by new ones. This is what causes the memory loss and the loss of brain function. Most of the time Alzheimer’s patients will remember…

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  • Alzheimer's Disease Hypothesis

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the major causes for dementia, the majority of the people affected by the age. It has been estimated that by 2050, 88 million of the world population will have the Alzheimer’s disease. There are different types of Alzheimer’s disease; for instances, autosomal dominant and sporadic. However, there has not been any permanent treatment identified for this disease. There are several hypotheses stated for the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease. Major hypothesis is…

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  • The Effects Of Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s, which at its worst case is referred to as dementia, is a progressive disease that eats away at the brain and controls the ability to function (Horr 2015) According to Mitchell Clionsky, this disease is common among people of older age causing a mental dysfunction triggering the ability to think, remember and reason as well as behavioral abilities. (Clionsky 2015) These factors can drastically affect the body emotionally. Some patients get frustrated and mad…

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