Alzheimer 's Disease As A Disease

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Alzheimer’s has been one of our most known diseases in America and could rapidly double by 2050. Alzheimer’s disease as of 2014 are showing signs dropping, “An American over age 60 today has a 44 percent lower chance of developing dementia than… people roughly 30 years ago (Marchione, 2015).” Alzheimer’s is a disease known as the loss of memory and important metal functions that have been learned over a lifetime. In 2010, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. (Ault, 2015)” Alzheimer’s is know to last for years and could also become a lifetime disease. Alzheimer’s is associated with dementia disease meaning that it affecting thinking, memory and social parts of our brains, interfering with daily life. Alzheimer is a disease that is predicted to substantially increase over the upcoming years, with an increase in funding, scientist and researchers will be able to prevent or even cure Alzheimer disease. Alzheimer’s disease is known for becoming progressively worse over a large period of time without any treatment. “People who suffer from chronic depression throughout their lives are more likely to develop dementia compared with people who aren 't depressed (Dooren, 2012).” Signs show that depression can be seen as a factor of Alzheimer’s disease, but has not yet been proven to be true. Currently now there are only simple treatments for Alzheimer’s like medication and therapy, but no cure and preventions as of now. Alzheimer changes the brain through means of loss of newly learned information; it has signs of losing long and short-term memories, such as remembering names or even family members. Alzheimer’s changes the brain physically through causing the outer layer (Cerebral cortex) of the brain to shrin... ... middle of paper ... ...s, scientist and doctors are trying to find a cure. Medical research has tried to find the cure for this disease for years, they are able to find what causes the brain to develop such disease but are not able to prevent this from happening. Medicine has only shown to slow down the process of Alzheimer’s disease developing, but have not been able to cure or prevent it. Research show that there are many factors in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, study shows that in more industrious countries the percentage of patients with Alzheimer’s drop. Factors such as health, lifestyle, learning, and medical treatments for other illnesses are some signs of decreasing Alzheimer’s disease. Even with an increase rate of Alzheimer’s disease, with developing technology, increase in research and development, doctors will eventually be able to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
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