Alzheimer’s disease controls the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, which are associated with a person’s behavior, language and personality. The lobes of the brain generally shrink when being affected and the symptoms and signs generally differ within the male and female and occur at different stages of each of their lives. The symptoms and signs can also be affected by how much of the brain shrunk. Due to the frontal temporal of a person’s brain being affected, people often refer to this as Frontotemporal Dementia, which is another common mistaken name for Alzheimer’s disease. Due to all of the common names for Alzheimer’s disease people also have mistaken the warning signs too.
Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder which kills the brain cells, causing memory loss and cognitive decline. This leads to severe psychological impairments which changes how people think, behave and other complications such as paranoia, disorientation and unprovoked aggression. These psychological impairments reduce people’s functional ability and therefore reduce their quality of life. People with Alzheimer’s disease often suffer from fatigue, irritability, loss of appetite and visual impairment. They are more likely to develop infection, such as pneumonia and bladder infections.
There are ma... ... middle of paper ... ...s time in history. In Conclusion, Dementia is the progressive loss of cognitive function. People who suffer from this group of symptoms deal with memory loss, disorientation, and fluctuating feelings. The brain of a person who suffers from Dementia is different in many ways from a healthy brain. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease take a toll on the brain causing shrinkage and tissue loss that accounts for the loss of brain function in some parts.
Alzheimer’s disease Holly Salyards Cincinnati State Technical & Community College Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disease which slowly destroys thinking and memory skills. These changes are severe enough to interfere with day to day life. This irreversible disease is the most common cause of dementia amongst the elderly, with an appearance of first symptoms after age 60. In 1906, Dr. Alois Alzheimer, noticed some changes in the brain tissue of a woman who had died of an unusual mental illness. Her symptoms were comprised of memory loss, language problems, and unpredictable behavior.
It is said that memory declines as people age, and this can be just a natural part of life. However, in many cases as people grow older, they develop a mental disorder known as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes problems with memory, thinking, and overall behavior, and progressively becomes a bigger problem. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and is a very common disease in people over the age of 65. This terminal disease puts tremendous stress on the victim and the victim’s family.
Alzheimers is a degenerative disease that usually begins gradually, causing a person to have memory lapses in both basic knowledge and simple tasks (7). Alzheimers disease causes the formation of abnormal structures in the brain called plaques and tangles (particularly causatory are NFTs- neurofibrillary tangles) (5). As they accumulate in affected individuals, nerve cell connections are reduced. Some initial symptoms are loss of job skills, difficulty with familiar tasks, language problems, unawareness of time and place, lack of good judgment, problems with abstract thinking, misplacing things, and dramatic changes in personality (1). The speed with which the disease progresses can vary, but ultimately, as it destroys brain cells, causes confusion, personality and behavior changes and impaired judgment so severe that the patient may not seem to be the same person.
When these nerve cells are affected, detrimental damage can happen to your mind and body; one example is called Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal type of dementia that causes a gradual and progressive decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. These are a result of a loss in neuronal tissue which causes a narrowing of the gyri and widening of the
Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, is a disease that afflicts more than 4 million older citizens in the US. Alzheimer's is a degenerative neurological disorder that leads to impairments in memory, thinking and reasoning. AD is the most common cause of dementia in older people, and mainly affects people 65 and over. Within the last few years, there have been drugs that can temporarily treat the patients, but it remains a form of dementia that is irreversible. The disease is very hard on both the person who receives the diagnosis and on his or her family and friends.
It puts a heavy onus on the families and carers of those moved by the day-to-day responsibility of worrying for a patient with dementia are likely to suffer from physical and psychological torment as one would expect from a highly stressful occupation. Today plenty of steps can be removed to prevent the onset of the three primary types of dementia: Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia. Dementia describes a range of symptoms that encompasses more than 100 conditions affecting the brain. The World Health Organisation (WHO) labels dementia as a syndrome caused via disease of the brain, typically of a progressive nature, where there is disorder of several higher cortical functions (World Health Organisation, 2007). People with dementia show deficiencies in neurocognitive function such as reduced memory and defective performance of mundane activities such as cleaning the house (Gallo et al., 2008).
For reasons not well understood, these plaques and tangles take over healthy brain tissue, which devastates the areas of the brain associated with intellectual function. There are a number of behaviors which may signal that a person might be in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Here is a list of warning signs: (1) difficulty with familiar tasks, (2) slipping job performance, (3) language difficulties, (4) co... ... middle of paper ... ...ar the burden of caring for them. It is a slow, progressive disease with no known cure. As our population ages, Alzheimer’s is a tragedy that is affecting more and more people.