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NRS 410V Topic 2 DQ 1 Identify a common perceptual, neurological, or cognitive issue and discuss contributing factors. Outline steps for prevention or health promotion for the patient and family. An estimated 60% to 80% of all dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's dementia is a progressive disease, with symptoms gradually worsening over a number of years. Initially, mild memory loss occurs, but in the final stage the person loses ability to respond to others or the environment and leads to death. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States (CDC, 2017). Extracellular amyloid plaques, intracellular neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), and neuronal death synaptic deterioration, occurs with Alzheimer’s disease. Risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease include head injury, hypertension, genetics, obesity, older age, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and type 2 diabetes (Falkner & Green, 2018). On average,

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