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    that stem cells can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease but still a lot of clinical trials are being conducted to find a specific government approved treatment. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. The very first stages of Alzheimer’ include symptoms like confusion and using the right words while talking. As it gets on to later stages symptoms like loss of memory and mood swings start to appear (Begley et al., 2001). Any sort of stem cell treatment is not available to Alzheimer’s

  • Alzheimers

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    this occurs in the neurons of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, eventually causing neuron cell deaths. Dysfunctionality of key proteins of the cytoskeleton in a neuron, and ultimately neuron death, are major constituents in our understanding of Alzheimers disease today. Due to a phenomenon known as Phosphorylation, which can potentially switch a protein enzyme on or off, Tau proteins will often undergo phosphorylation and lose their main function; to keep the microtubule together. Phosphorylation

  • Alzheimers Disease

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    Alzheimers Disease      What is Alzheimers Disease? The most common form of dementing illness, Alzheimers Disease (AD) is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain, causing impaired memory, thinking and behavior. The person with AD may experience confusion, personality and behavior changes, impaired judgment, and difficulty finding words, finishing thoughts or following directions. It eventually leaves its victims incapable of caring for themselves.      What

  • Alzheimers Disease

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    afflicting the elderly community. AD, once thought to be a natural part of aging, is a severely debilitating form of mental dementia. Although some other types of dementia are curable or effectively treatable, there is currently no cure for the Alzheimer variety. A general overview of Alzheimer's disease including the clinical description, diagnosis, and progression of symptoms, helps one to further understand the treatment and care of patients, the scope of the problem, and current research

  • Alzheimers disease

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    personality and behavior, such as anxiety, suspiciousness or aggravation, as well as illusions or hallucinations. Alzheimer’s disease is named after a German doctor, Dr. Alois Alzheimer. In 1906, Dr. Alzheimer became aware of changes in the brain tissue of a woman who had died of an unusual mental illness. Dr. Alzheimer found irregular clusters and tangled bundles of fibers. Today, these plaques and tangles in the brain are considered signs of Alzheimer’s (Shenk 12-14). Scientists have also found

  • Alzheimers Disease

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    Alzheimer's Disease Introduction to Alzheimer's Alzheimer's disease is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain. It is first described by the German neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915) in 1905. This disease worsens with advancing age, although there is no evidence that it is cause by the aging process.      The average life expectancy of a person with the disease is between five and ten years, but some patients today can live up to 15 years

  • Alzheimers Disease

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    Alzheimer 1      It is inevitable that eventually each of us will grow old and begin to face more and more health problems as our age rises. Elderly people are challenged by many illnesses and diseases that unfortunately, are incurable. One disease that becomes more common as people age is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s a common cause and a form of dementia and can severely damage a patient’s cognitive functions and can ultimately cause death. Living with Alzheimer’s disease

  • A Brief Note On Alzheimer And Alzheimer 's Disease

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    Appreciating Alzheimer’s disease The Alzheimer’s disease was discovered and named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer. The cause of Alzheimer’s disease is unknown but certain features have been identified. This disease has different stages mild, moderate and advanced. As it relates to people with early-onset Alzheimer’s, a genetic mutation is usually the mainspring. People who have the Late-onset Alzheimer’s originates from a complicated series of brain changes that occur over a long period of time.

  • Alzheimers Disease

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    of bladder control and from there it keeps getting worse until complete dysfunction of the brain occurs and eventually death, which most of the time is the result of infection. Alzheimer’s disease got its name from the German doctor, Dr. Alois Alzheimer. In 1906, he noticed that there were abnormal clumps and bundles of fibers in the brain tissue of a woman who had this strange illness. Today, scientists have found many similar changes in the brain of people diagnosed with this disease. There are

  • Alzheimers Disease

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    An Exploration of one of the Most Mysterious Diseases      Alzheimer’s disease, named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer, is a disease that is on the rise in America and the rest of the world. People should learn as much as they want about this disease, because as you age, your chances of becoming an Alzheimer’s Disease, or AD, patient increases. It is estimated that approximately 3 percent of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have the illness, and more than half of all people