(r.1) Statistics exemplify the discovery of one specific gene which contributes to the increasing rate of late-onset Alzheimer’s. Person’s with rare, familial types of Alzheimer’s are found connected to hundreds of families linked to a specific gene. (r.1) Those whom inherit the specific gene are almost guaranteed to obtain the Alzheimer’s disease. The gene also will affect the person by the age of sixty-five, and even as early as their thirties and forties. (r.1) Another popular theory for the cause of the disease other then genetics includes the decreasing of brains cells through either strokes or ageing.
Genetics is a key influence in developing Alzheimer’s, and as our population gets older, the disease impacts a greater percentage of Americans. Alzheimer’s or AD is a disease that can be lead to very severe problems and damage in the brain. Also, there is numerous studies taken place regarding the progressiveness of Alzheimer’s disease. Age and Genetics are primary risk factors for people that acquire Alzheimer’s disease. One in ten people over the age of 65, and over half of those over 85 have Alzheimer’s disease.
Introduction Dementia is a brain syndrome that leads to cognitive impairment. It occurs as a result of variety of degenerative neurologic diseases. Dementia encompasses Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s diseases, Multi-infarct dementia, and few others. Out of all types, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the common form and it is very well-known. In this paper, I will emphasis Alzheimer’s disease more than others.
Dementia is defined by the World Health Organization as a syndrome due to damage of the brain cells that most often chronic and progressive in nature. Some of the cortical functions that become impaired include memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language and judgment. Other manifestations that may accompany this disease are deterioration in emotional control, social behavior or motivation (Ouldred & Bryant, 2009) Dementia is not a normal part of aging, however it occurs most frequently in the older population. Fifteen percent of Americans over the age of sixty-five have dementia, and as the average life span continues to increase, so will the number of those affected by dementia (Fredman, James, Johnson, Scholz, & Weuve, 2012). The purpose of this paper is to discuss the pathophysiology, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options for different types of dementia.
There is much research still being done to help find a cure. In 1906, a German man named Alois Alzheimer proposed his curiosity to other scientists when a woman at the age of fifty-five died, only five years after having dementia. After doing a years worth of research and making many observations, he published a report on Alzheimer’s disease. In 1968 and 1970 two scientists discovered deposits of fat in the arteries of the brain in both healthy and unhealthy individuals. Over time more and more has been discovered on this disease and the brain.
Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Disorder is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects thousands of people in the United States. Over the past decade, media focuses have been primarily on children with the disorder and the effects of the traditionally used medication, Ritalin. It is important to note that A.D.D. does not target only children, but it also greatly affects adults because it is not a condition than can be outgrown or cured. Furthermore, it has become critical, since more doctors have become specialists on this disorder, thus presenting the many ways in which it affects the life of a human being.
I had some information on Alzheimer, but this article helped a lot to understand what brain actually goes through, when it is diagnosed with Alzheimer. As I said, when we first saw the sign and symptoms of Alzheimer in her, we became very scared. We did not know a lot about Alzheimer, all we knew was that it is loss of memory. If we were aware of its cause and what it actually is, it wouldn’t scare us as much. This article also gives me hope, because I know there are scientists concerned about this disease, and they may find a cure for it, by doing further researches.
She later died and this great physician decided to do an autopsy on her brain, he then noticed a shrinkage in and around the nerve cells of her brain which led significantly to the discovery of this disease. There were many persons who contributed significantly to making this disease known like Emil kraepelin who worked along with Dr Alois but the great Robert katzman a New York pathologist who in the 1970’s made it recognizable where it became a major public health issue in the aging population. The Alzheimer’s disease affects ones memory, behavior and the way they think (1). The symptoms of this disease slowly worsen overtime where it affec... ... middle of paper ... ... how it progresses. These findings definitely sheds light for people who would like to know how amyloid plaques and tau build up in the brain.
For those people who are infected with the disease they can only sit in agony and hope that a more powerful insight is made for the sake of future generations. It is believed that by 2025 more than 22 million people world wide will be infected with Alzheimer's and as the average life span lengthens the percentage only gets steeper. Alzheimer's is the worst kind of disease. It not only infects the being with which it is in but it also affects the people who know and love that person. For mankind's sake hopefully more work will be put into establishing a cure for this awful dementia.
A brief overview of the disease Alzheimer’s is a disease that was first discovered by a man named Dr. Alois Alzheimer who reported a case of a middle-aged woman who experienced dementia and changes in her brain. Alzheimer’s is a disease that damages the brain and affects memory, behaviour and thinking. It is the most common form of dementia. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms start occurring around the age of 60 - it is a progressive brain disease that comes with age and it is irreversible. What was believed about the disease in the past In the 1960s, scientists discovered that there was a link between the number of plaques which block signals between cells and tangles in the proteins in the brain which allow messages to be transferred between nerves in the brain and your ability to think and understand.