Changes in the brain may begin to develop as much as twenty years before diagnosis  (Figure 1a). Mild to moderate Alzheimer’s (Figure 1b) may last two to ten years . In this stage, there is very mild cognitive impairment including memory lapses in association with familiar words or location of objects... ... middle of paper ... ...neurons. As a result, many of the functions most humans take for granted such as eating, dressing, and remembering names is lost to those whose brain is impeded by the beta-amyloid plaques. Conclusion: Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease, the diagnosis of which marks a long and painful journey through neurofibrillary degeneration.
The disease moves slowly and begins with mild memory problems that increasingly get worse until the brain begins to shut down vital functions. Alzheimer’s disease affects a person’s ability to remember, think, and use language correctly. The causes for Alzheimer’s are not yet entirely clear and there is no known cure. Sadly, many think that the early signs of Alzheimer’s are merely signs of normal aging; therefore, the individuals go untreated. (2) Progressive mental deterioration has been recognized for many years.
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).
Alzheimer’s disease is described as a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person’s memory and clarity to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate, and carry out daily life. (r.1) Alzheimer’s is a disturbing disease affecting millions of elderly people. A person’s risk for the disease is fifty-percent when they reach the age of eighty-five. (r.1) Scientists have been studying the disease for many years now in hope to find answers to a cure for this depressive disease. The disease is persistently being studied with the hope of cures, and a better understanding of how one person can conquer Alzheimer’s disease.
What is Alzheimer ? Is Alzheimer 's more difficult for the patient or for the patient’s siblings? Alzheimer is a dementia type of disease named after Dr. Alois alzheimer that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills,and eventually , the ability to do simple things, or recognize their family. The first case occurred in the 1906 when a woman died on a unusual mental illness. After she died Dr.Alois examined her brain , amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary.
Doctors and Physicians say if you have a by blood family member with Alzheimer's there's a slightly greater chance of getting or having the Alzheimer's disease. Many wonder if memory loss is a natural part of aging. The answer is yes and no, everyone has forgotten where he or she parked their car or the name of an acquaintance a one time or another. And many healthy individuals are less able to remember certain kinds of information as they get older. The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are much more severe than simple memory lapses.
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.
Visualize waking up one day and completely forgetting where you are, or how you got there. This forgetfulness could be a sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, causes slow progressive problems in the brain. “Alzheimer's disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases.” (Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia) Alzheimer’s affects certain tasks of the brain such as remembrance, decision, and day-to-day functions of the body. It predominantly affects adults older than sixty and ultimately destroys a person’s ability to focus, function, and care for themselves.
Alzheimer’s disease is a slowly progressive, degenerative disorder of the brain that eventually results in abnormal brain function and death. The disease was first described in 1907 by a German physician, Dr. Alois Alzheimer(1864-1915). In the neurological autopsy on the brain of a 56-year-old woman Auguste D., of Frankfurt, who died after several years of progressive mental deterioration marked by increasing confusion and memory loss. Taking advantage of a then-new staining technique, he noticed an odd disorganization of the nerve cells in her cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for reasoning and memory. The cells were bunched up like a rope tied in knots.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, brain disorder that causes a slow and permanent decline in memory, language skills, perception of time and space, and, eventually the ability to care for oneself (Encarta, 1). Alzheimer’s is the most common from of dementia. Dementia is the impairment of memory and other mental powers due to a disease. It is also the fourth leading cause of death among older adults (Do You Need). According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s.