HS200 Diseases of the Human Body Unit 6 Assignment .docx - CASE STUDY#7 ALZHEIMER\u2019S DISEASE 1 Alzheimer\u2019s Disease Kendra Holbrook Unit 6 Assignment

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CASE STUDY #7 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE 1 Alzheimer’s Disease Kendra Holbrook Unit 6 Assignment Case Study #7
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CASE STUDY #7 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE 2 Alzheimer’s Disease is a brain disease that is the most common form of dementia, and results in progressive memory loss, impaired thinking, disorientation, and changes in personality and mood, and is marked histologically by the degeneration of brain neurons. (Alzheimer’s Disease, 2018) Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia among older people. Dementia is a brain disorder that severely affects a person's ability to carry out their daily activities. Alzheimer's can start slowly and progressively increase. It first affects different parts of the brain that control thought’s, memory, and language. (Alzheimer’s Disease, 2018) People may have trouble remembering things that happened recently, or the names of people who might have been around them, or their family members. A related problem with mild cognitive disorder, it causes more memory problems than normal memory problems for people of the same age. Many, but not all, people with mild cognitive development will develop Alzheimer's. Over time, the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's began. People cannot recognize their relatives. They may have difficulty speaking, reading, or writing. They may forget how to brush their teeth, comb their hair. Later, they may become anxious or aggressive, or wander away from home. Finally, we need total care. This can be very stressful for family members who must be burdened with the care for a loved one, who has Alzheimer’s disease. (Signs of Alzheimer’s, 2017) Alzheimer's usually begins after age 60. The risk increases as the person ages. The risk is higher if there are people in the family who have had the disease. No treatment can stop the disease. However, some medications can help prevent symptoms from getting worse for a limited time. Two types of drugs are currently used to treat cognitive symptoms: Cholinesterase inhibitors.
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CASE STUDY #7 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE 3 These drugs work by boosting levels of cell-to-cell communication by preserving a chemical messenger that is depleted in the brain by Alzheimer's disease. The improvement is modest.
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