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Click to edit Master subtitle style  9/16/09 A Relentless Disease Amber Rogers University of Arkansas Fort Smith
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 9/16/09 Alzheimer’s Disease v Revealed by Alois Alzheimer on November  4, 1906 (Maurer & Volk, 1997).  v A disease filled with “confusion, senility, loss  of recognition of persons or familiar  surroundings, restlessness, and impaired  memory” (LaFleur 2009). 
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 9/16/09 Who is affected? v According to the National Institute on Aging,  “approximately 2.4 to 4.5 million American  are living with the disease” (National Institute  on Aging 2009).  v Elderly are more susceptible 
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 9/16/09 Diagnosis v No definite cause at present
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 9/16/09 Diagnosis v “A common polymorphism in the  apolipoprotein E gene is the major  determinant of risk in families with late-onset  AD, as well as in the general population”  (Munoz & Feldman 2000).
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