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For the people that have known the patient for many years, this can be very devastating. The long and terrible journey from an able-bodied and functioning member of society to a barely self-sufficient person is not a pleasant one. Undoubtedly, Alzheimer’s disease needs to be cured not only for those suffering from the affliction, but for their loved ones who have to endure the fateful journey as well. Stages of Alzheimer’s: Alzheimer’s disease progresses at a very slow rate. Changes in the brain may begin to develop as much as twenty years before diagnosis  (Figure 1a).
She repeated this process many times throughout the night. She didn’t know any better as she was suffering from dementia. Dementia is defined as a broad category of brain diseases that includes any disease that causes loss of cognitive ability that is severe enough to affect a person's daily functioning (?). Dementia can affect things like memory, thinking, language judgment and behavior. Dementia is a disease that becomes more common with age.
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At this time there is no cure for OA without a joint replacement. Although OA can affect all ages the purpose of this paper is to focus on the impact this disorder has on the daily activities and functioning on the aging population. Discussion will also highlight the origin and manifestations of this disorder and will examine current and future treatment options available. Origin OA is a degenerative joint disorder affecting both men and women over age 60. In an osteoarthritic joint the cartilage between the two bones becomes thin and damaged resulting in a narrowing of the joint space and rubbing of the bones causing destruction.
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.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a severe, incurable form of dementia that causes impairment and cognitive deficits such as language, speech, memory and basic motor skills (Buckley, 2011). Currently in the United States, there are 5.2 million individuals living with AD (Alzheimer’s Association, 2013). AD is a deterioration of one’s cognitive functions that prevents the ability for daily function and unfortunately has no known cure or preventative methods (Buckley, 2011).The main deficit that AD has on the brain is the deterioration of different areas of the brain. Not only does a physical toll contribute to patients with AD, but there is also a social stigma that impedes on the normal daily function of life. In this literature review, I will discuss the different effects that AD has on the brain and the outcome of what various repercussions can occur.
Mykenzie Moyle Ms. Douglass English I, P.4 16 May 2014 Research Paper Alzheimer’s Disease is formed in the brain but yet, has no known cure or treatment. Alzheimer’s Disease has many symptoms. Memory is the biggest symptom along with mood swings and having a hard time with keeping a conversation. A patient with Alzheimer’s goes through 7 stages; The first stage, which is misplacing things or forgetting what something is used for, second stage, they start losing more of their memory and they begin to forget where they are or what they are doing, the third, fourth and fifth begin to mentally decline and need someone to take care of them and worsen over time.The sixth stage they begin to have an even more difficult time going to the bathroom and cleaning themselves or using electronic devices such as phones or televisions. The final stage, at which the long goodbye comes to an end, they now are mentally and physically gone.
For reasons not well understood, these plaques and tangles take over healthy brain tissue, which devastates the areas of the brain associated with intellectual function. There are a number of behaviors which may signal that a person might be in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Here is a list of warning signs: (1) difficulty with familiar tasks, (2) slipping job performance, (3) language difficulties, (4) co... ... middle of paper ... ...ar the burden of caring for them. It is a slow, progressive disease with no known cure. As our population ages, Alzheimer’s is a tragedy that is affecting more and more people.