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Identify a common perceptual, neurological, or cognitive issue and discuss contributing factors. Outline steps for prevention or health promotion for the patient and family. Reference: Grand Canyon University (Ed). (2018). Pathophysiology: Clinical applications for client health. Retrieved from - applications-for-client-health/v1.1/ Risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease include head injury, hypertension, genetics, obesity, older age, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and type 2 diabetes Dementia is the most common form of cognitive disorder. It is estimated that 60% to 80% of all dementias are of an Alzheimer’s type. (Falkner and Green, 2018.) It is a progressive disease that causes a decline in cognitive function. The accumulation of two types of proteins called Amyloid-beta and tangles (Tau) on brain cells are culprit to its development. Amyloid accumulates extracellularly and neurofibrillary tangles (Tau) form intracellularly (Falkner and

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