\u201cDisease & Society\u201d Journal Review #1.docx - Paul Sweeney A Dementia A problem for our age Abbott Alison nature Supplement Vol 475 Issue 7355

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Paul Sweeney A. Dementia: A problem for our age. Abbott, Alison n ature , 7/14/2011 Supplement, Vol. 475 Issue 7355 pS2, S4, 3p, 1 Color Photograph, 1 Chart, 1 Graph, 1 Map DOI: 10.1038/475S2a; ( AN 62668987 ) B. Alzheimer's disease symptoms are Impaired memory, depression, poor judgement and confusing. Old age carries a high risk of dementia a condition that is so far neither preventable nor curable. In 2000, 4.5% of the population of the United States was older than 65 years, and there were 411,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s disease. Ten years on, those numbers had risen to 5.1% of the US population and 454,000 cases, according to the Alzheimer’s Association in the United States. C. Alzheimer’s disease was not widely used to describe dementia until 1976, when Robert Butler, the founding director of the NIA, coined the term, partly to make it easier to attract research funds to study the condition. Some elderly people became forgetful and
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