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Alzheimer's Disease

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Introduction
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects the daily lives of many elderly males and females. Alzheimer’s disease usually, in most cases, has a greater affect on women than it does in men (Lloret, 2010). It is a disease of the brain that causes an elderly mind to decline in remembering and being able to perform daily tasks. This terrifying disease not only affects them physically, but also mentally and emotionally. Though this disease can still occur in elderly men, it is more likely to occur in elderly women. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurologic disease of the brain. This formidable and terrifying disease leads to the irreversible loss of neurons along with the inevitable loss of intellectual abilities, including memory and reasoning (MNT-What is Alzheimer's disease?, 2009). Alzheimer’s disease becomes severe enough to impede social or occupational functioning. This article also stated that Alzheimer’s disease gets worse over time and continues to progress for the rest of an elderly person's life. The purpose of this literature review is to review the different effects of the Alzheimer’s disease in elderly males and elderly females, and how it affects elderly females in a more severe way than it affects elderly males.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. It begins slowly, with almost no signs of having Alzheimer's disease and then progressively gets worse over time (NIA-NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet, 2012).
Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
There are around seven different stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It is difficult to place a person in a specific stage because some stage...

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...(WebMD-A Treatment Overview of Alzheimer's Disease, 2011). There has not been any research in the past that has found a treatment that reverses the loss of neurons or returns the elders memory.

Conclusion
Alzheimer’s disease is a disease of the brain that causes an elderly mind to decline in remembering and being able to perform daily tasks.When doctors examine Alzheimer's brain tissue under the microscope, they see two types of abnormalities. These abnormalities are plaques and tangles. There are around seven different stages of Alzheimer’s disease.There is almost no way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Most of the time, this disease is due to genetics.People who lead active lifestyles are more likely to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease, while active people who are Alzheimer's free have a lower risk of developing the disease or any kind of dementia.
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