There are ma... ... middle of paper ... ...s time in history. In Conclusion, Dementia is the progressive loss of cognitive function. People who suffer from this group of symptoms deal with memory loss, disorientation, and fluctuating feelings. The brain of a person who suffers from Dementia is different in many ways from a healthy brain. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease take a toll on the brain causing shrinkage and tissue loss that accounts for the loss of brain function in some parts.
This degeneration of the nerves causes jerky movements, known as chorea, loss of some intellectual function, and sometimes emotional distress (Quarrell, 46). The symptoms of Huntington’s Chorea usually do not show up until adults are between the ages of thirty-five and forty-four. The early stages of the disease present themselves in a quiet manner, causing a subtle change in personality or physical skills (Wynbrandt, 171). Many adults accept those as effects of the natural aging process. As the disease progresses, these symptoms become more severe.
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This memory loss is slowly joined with forgetfulness, cluelessness of hygiene, impaired judgement, and loss of concentration. The later symptoms... ... middle of paper ... ...new treatments and earlier diagnostic. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, yet there is no cure. As the disease progresses, patients get worse and worse until death. This disease is caused by a buildup of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, which do not let the brain function properly.
Alzheimers is a degenerative disease that usually begins gradually, causing a person to have memory lapses in both basic knowledge and simple tasks (7). Alzheimers disease causes the formation of abnormal structures in the brain called plaques and tangles (particularly causatory are NFTs- neurofibrillary tangles) (5). As they accumulate in affected individuals, nerve cell connections are reduced. Some initial symptoms are loss of job skills, difficulty with familiar tasks, language problems, unawareness of time and place, lack of good judgment, problems with abstract thinking, misplacing things, and dramatic changes in personality (1). The speed with which the disease progresses can vary, but ultimately, as it destroys brain cells, causes confusion, personality and behavior changes and impaired judgment so severe that the patient may not seem to be the same person.
Introduction Alzheimer’s is a disease that effects older people’s brains. It is usually not a part of aging. A long time ago, people would call memory loss hardening of the arteries. This paper talks more about Alzheimer’s, signs and symptoms, has the causes, treatment, and diagnosis. Description Alzheimer’s is a disease which makes people lose memory.
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.
Lu, Der Fa,PhD., R.N., & Herr, Keela, PhD, RN,A.G.S.F., F.A.A.N. (2012). Pain in dementia: Recognition and treatment. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 38(2), 8-13. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20120113-01 National Institutes of Health (December 2012). What is Alzheimer’s disease?
What Is Dementia?. (n.d.). Dementia – Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Tests, Treatment, Care. Retrieved November 12, 2013, from http://www.alz.org/what-is-dementia.asp