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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

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    The Cytoskeleton is classified as both a muscle of the cell and it’s skeleton. Within a eukaryotic cell, the cytoskeleton is responsible primarily for the organization and movement (or restriction) of organelles throughout the cell. The Cytoskeleton also takes a vital role in Cytokinesis, cell division. a) Microtubules: 25 nanometers in diameter, microtubules consist of polypeptide subunits of the protein Tubulin strung and stacked together to form hollow, straw-shaped filaments. These microtubules

  • 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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    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 can be saddening for both

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    in 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

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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 due to improvements in care and

  • Alzheimer's Disease

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    experience changes in personality and loss ability to navigate familiar environments. For example, I’m currently working with Alzheimer residents and most of them do not know how to get back to their apartment when they get out walking around the circle in the hallway. Also, some of them look at their picture with their husband or wife and say that it’s their parents. Alzheimer disease is more common in women who are older than 65 year olds compared to men of the same age. Almost women encompass two

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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 happens to the brain in Alzheimers

  • 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. Current

  • A Study of Alzheimer's Disease

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    Disease is a degenerative brain disease. It is caused by a slow break down of the brain cells. Alois Alzheimer, a German physician, first discovered Alzheimer’s Disease in 1906. The first recorded case of Alzheimer’s Disease was a 55-year-old woman. She was admitted to the mental asylum where Alzheimer worked when she was 51 and slowly deteriorated over her 4 years there. After her death, Alzheimer performed an autopsy in which he found a small, shrunken brain. This was the start of Alzheimer’s