She had a patient in which memory loss and other brain issues deteriorated rapidly resulting in death a short period later (Castellani, Rolston, & Smith, 2010). Alzheimer’s dementia affects individuals older than the age of 65. This disease occurs in a small percentage of individuals younger than 65. Literature varies in the percentage. According to Jorde, Carey, and Bamshad (2014), 3% to 5% of individuals diagnosed before age 65 are most likely to have inherited to dominant gene(s) for Alzheimer’s Dementia.
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Alzheimer's disease can run its course from onset to death in as few as four years, or it may play out over a period of as long as 20 years. On average people suffer with Alzheimer's disease for about nine years. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. One person out of eight age 65 and over has the disease. There are three types of Alzheimer’s; Early-onset Alzheimer's, late-onset Alzheimer's and Familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD). Early-onset Alzheimer’s is a rare form of Alzheimer's disease where people are diagnos... ... middle of paper ... ...nd to increase the risk of developing Alzheimers.
The rate of progression of this disease from the start of the symptoms until death is from three to twenty years. The average amount of years is eight. The cost of diagnosis, treatment, and long-term care from people with Alzheimer’s is an estimated $100 billion per year in the United States (World Almanac, 504). According to the book What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s that was written by John Medina, Alois Alzheimer discovered Alzheimer’s disease in 1906. He discovered the disease when he was doing a study on a 51-year-old woman, who could not remember objects immediately after seeing them.
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According to an article from a magazine, Current Issues: Macmillan Social Science Library it explains that between 2.4 million and 4.5 million people in the United States in 2009 have been diagnosed with a disease that destroys the memory of elders. This brain disease continues to worsen as it goes on. Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the many diseases that slowly deteriorates ones memory. It is a terrible progressive disease that affects elders everywhere. A solution would be to find a cure by research and testing.