Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death. It has become “a significant health problem in the last twenty five years because of increasing life spans and the scientific recognition that significant memory loss is not a normal part of aging” (Akbar 8). Although there is no current cure, treatments are available for the symptoms of this disease. The progressive effect of Alzheimer’s on elders is catastrophic and disables elders from living normal lives. This disease shows interesting data.
As people grow old and join the senior community many changes arise, some of these changes involve health related issues. People grow and make memories throughout their lifetime but sadly there is a condition that erases them all, it is call Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a type of Dementia that attacks the brain and affects memory, thinking and behavior. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and it is a progressive disease that has no cure. Currently, more than five million Americans over the age of sixty five are suffering from this condition, which is the 6th leading cause of death among seniors.
All the emotional and physical stress comes from many different reasons. According to the National Institution of Health “The demands of day-to-day care, changing family roles, and difficult decisions about placement in a care facility can be hard to handle.” Having to take care of someone who can not even recognize you, let alone themselves, is a very stressful situation. Although this disease is an extremely big problem in the US today it is still preventable. There are many causes of Alzheimer’s Disease. Some causes are preve... ... middle of paper ... ...eryday Alzheimer’s is impacting the lives of many and it is time to fight Alzheimer’s disease right back.
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.
(Turkington “Alzheimer's Disease”). Alzheimer's is progressive disease that cripples a person more and more as time passes. This is a disease with one of the top morality rates in the United States of America. It is an especially terrible disease because of the way it takes a person and how it impacts not only their ability to live, but how it torments the victim’s family and friends. The advancements in ways to aid Alzheimer's Disease have come a long way in the past 20 years, but the disease still has no cure and slowly destroys its victim.
Alzheimer’s is a horrible disease that takes the lives of many. There is someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s around the world every seventy-two seconds. It is a form of dementia that slowly takes away the most basic of memories all the way to the memories of children, weddings, and even the saddest ones such as family death. The people that Alzheimer’s affects have a hard time with remembering tiny details and the disease begins with taking away the function of short term memory. This happens because the levels of acetylcholine are known to drop up to ninety percent beginning in the entorhinal cortex and moving into the hippocampus.
Plaques and tangles in the brain are two of the main features of Alzheimer’s disease. The third is the loss of connections between nerve cells (neurons) in the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 60. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that has behaviors that go along with it. In this disease, the orderly system of the brain becomes damaged and no longer works properly. “The brains of Alzheimer 's disease victims appear shrunken, particularly in large parts of the neocortex, the outer layer of gray matter responsible for higher brain functions such as thought and memory” (“Alzheimer’s Disease,” 2015). It usually begins with minor memory loss of recent events. This memory loss is slowly joined with forgetfulness, cluelessness of hygiene, impaired judgement, and loss of concentration.
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.
Alzheimer’s leaves family members feeling helpless, sad, confused and angry because they feel that there is more that they could do or that they could have done with them in the past when they were more healthier and were able to do more things. Today more then 100,000 Americans die each year from Alzheimer’s Disease. The number of deaths keep rising and this is leaving families of the victims looking for answers to questions that not even scientists or doctors can figure out about the disease, like why this disease is caused and how this disease can be cured. Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive and irreversible brain disorder that destroys mental and physical functioning in human beings and eventually leads to death, not because of the disease itself but because the disease eventually causes the body to shutdown the parts a body needs to keep a person alive. Alzheimer’s Disease is the fourth leading cause of deaths in adults.