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    heart becoming less efficient. Physiological age-related changes affect all the systems including the decrease in the cardiac output; which affects blood pressure and as a result may cause a build-up of fats in the arteries. The expected gradual changes differ in the IDD population from most others, especially in individuals with Down syndrome (DS). As this population ages, providers report a greater risk for psychiatric disorders such as dementia syndrome; which still remains a comparatively unstudied field. According to Dr. Besdine, individuals with DS do experience early aging traits called Progeria; which causes early death and degenerative bone disease. Life expectancy is short and autopsy of the brain reveals “the same type of degeneration that is seen in people with Alzheimer disease”. “The relationship between DS, AD, and accelerated aging is explained by the genetic changes in protein expression. DS is a genetic disorder that occurs due to an extra copy (or partial copy) of chromosome 21. The abnormal cell division results in abnormalities in physical and developmental features due to extra DNA. The extra DNA on chromosome 21 leads to overexpression of amyloid precursor protein, which is broken down (cleaved sequentially by β- and γ-secretases to release Aβ) to form senile plaques in the brains of persons with AD and DS. The additional DNA is also believed to explain the body 's rapid aging process (accelerated aging) due to overexpression of various proteins…

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    medical issues, non-music therapy treatment trends, and current effective therapeutic interventions regarding this type of population. It is understood that dementia is an umbrella term which encompasses a large variety of diseases, therefore the objective of this report will be to describe dementia in a broad sense. Demographics, Characteristics, & Challenges According to the Dementia Society of America (DSA), dementia is a term used to describe a variety of symptoms caused by various…

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    Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the central portion of the retina within the eye and affects the images we see. There are two types: wet and dry. Wet macular degeneration is when fluid leaks from blood vessels that develop under the macula. Due to the fluid, photoreceptor cells die or degenerate and the macula rises from its previous position. Vision loss of this form is more aggressive and causes lines to appear wavy and spots to appear in the middle of one’s vision. Dry macular…

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    Macular Degeneration Special Senses Macular Degeneration, also called age-related macular degeneration AMD for short, is a disease that affects the sight of a person. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in America. It affects people between sixty five and older, which is a large proportion of Americans today. The macula, an oval shaped pigment near the near the center of the retina, is responsible for the sharp, high-acuity, central vision. Within the macula are the fovea…

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    Call From Mom Analysis

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    in retrospect, the path is very clear.” Neither of them mentions that he dropped out of college once and graduate school twice. That’s probably all for the best, since, while far from a tragedy, he remembers it as a pretty dark time. Not, however, that she has avoided dark times. Her story is more of the classical inspirational kind, since she has met blindness face on. She says, “You might remember when your dad got sick that I didn’t tell anyone I was having trouble reading. And after he…

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    Macular degeneration is an incurable eye disease that causes sight loss. Questions about macular degeneration are; what it is man-i-cur-lar de-gen-er-ate-ion, what cause this, what can be a treatment, what will happen in my everyday life, who else is affected by this, how can I see the sign that will open up my eyes. Macular Degeneration according to “Health Reference Center” Macular degeneration and AMD or age-related macular degeneration is an incurable eye disease that causes loss of central…

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    Macular Degeneration Special Senses Macular Degeneration, also called age-related macular degeneration AMD for short, is a disease that affects the sight of a person. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in America. It affects people between sixty five and older, which is a large proportion of Americans today. The macula, an oval shaped pigment near the near the center of the retina, is responsible for the sharp, high-acuity, central vision. Within the macula are the…

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    Homecare: Alzheimer's Care and Dementia Care Dementia is a progressive cognitive impairment. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia in seniors (75 percent of cases), but it is not the only kind. Other forms of dementia include vascular dementia, which often follows a stroke; frontotemporal lobar degeneration and corticobasal degeneration, in which areas of the brain start to shrink; and Parkinson's disease dementia. While the causation and prognosis of each dementia type…

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    neurophysical testing and autopsy. Mr. Reidmer’s has difficulty performing daily tasks such as operating the garage door, microwave etc. It has been said that early intervention is important and alternative modes of communication like an IPAD or iPhone with pictures should be used in aiding with communication with individuals who have PPA. The Reidmer’s family was taught how to use communication techniques like talking in simple terms, reducing noise and avoiding multitasking. As the individual…

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    mTBI and evidence of CTE. The subjects were all males, ages ranging 17-98 years old (mean 58.5 years), including 64 athletes, 21 military veterans (86% whom were also athletes) and one individual engaged in self-injurious head banging behavior. Additionally, 18 control subjects were approximately 17 years old, males (and one female) without a history of repetitive mTBI. Of the 85 brain donors, 59 played American football as their primary sport and CTE was diagnosed in 51 cases and CTE-MMD was…

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