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Wallace 1 Mariah Wallace Linda Akers Psychology 241-800 5 July 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease and Aging of the Brain Alzheimer’s disease is an extremely sever form of dementia. Most of us realize that we are getting older and older and that death will approach us at some point. Not only does the body age but the brain does as well. The early stages usually come upon very slowly. It usually begins subtle memory problems, repetitive conversation, and confusion in unfamiliar settings. You’ll start to notice that memory for recent events starts to go and memory for long-ago events or well-rehearsed cognitive procedures, such as remembering where things are that have been there for a long period of time. Eventually, as the disease gets worse the patient could start to forget family members, the names of common objects, and routine activities like brushing their teeth or getting dressed. After the loss of a loved one is a common problem. Typically this is when Alzheimer’s can be diagnosed. Alzheimer’s is a very difficult disease to diagnose because memory loss is
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