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Unformatted text preview: Alzheimer ’ s disease and the Oxidative Stress hypothesis: The Benefits of Using Melatonin Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, usually experienced by elderly individuals it is a neurological disease characterized by a loss of mental functions with a severity that interferes with the activities of normal daily living, it is said to last for at least six months, and is not a neurological condition present at birth. Alzheimer’ is characterized by a s gradual decline in cognitive abilities in memory logic, and , planning. A person with Alzheimer’ experiences a gradual s deterioration in mental functions, beginning with memory loss, followed by the ability to plan and execute tasks, and finally the ability to use logic to make decisions. Often there are drastic changes in personality , mood, and communication. Here I will review the extant literature on Alzheimer’ s disease as it pertains to the oxidative stress hypothesis and give reasons for why melatonin may be able to help reduce the effects of oxidative stress ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2009 for the course PSB 4434 taught by Professor Rowland during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '09