Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimers Disease Alzheimers...

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Unformatted text preview: Alzheimers Disease Alzheimers Disease: What is Alzheimers disease Causes of Alzheimers disease Stages of Alzheimers disease Symptoms of Alzheimers disease How to diagnose Alzheimer's disease Treatments for Alzheimers disease Medications for Alzheimers disease How to live with Alzheimers disease Myths of Alzheimers disease What is Alzheimers Disease Alzheimers disease is a brain disorder that gradually destroys ones memory and ability to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate and carry out daily activities Alzheimers also progresses, so as it gets worse some will experience changes in personality and behavior. Alzheimers can progress in different rates, the duration of the illness may vary from three to twenty years, the part of memory and thinking skills are affected first Alzheimers Disease (continued) Next cells die in other regions of the brain, eventually the patient with Alzheimers will need complete care Alzheimers is the most common form of Dementia, which is a condition that gradually destroys brain cells and leads to a decline in mental function The condition was named after Dr. Alois Alzheimers, a German Doctor who stumbled upon the disease by examining the brain tissue of women who died of unusual illnesses Causes of Alzheimers Alzheimers has no known single cause, but researchers have learned a lot about what may play a role They say that (AD) begins to damage the brain many years before it shows the effects Scientists think that two abnormal microscopic structures called plaques and tangles are involved with the cause of (AD) they are clumps of protein that accumulates outside the brains nerve cells Stages of Alzheimers Disease Stage one : No impairment Stage two : Very mild decline Stage three : Mild decline Stage four : Moderate decline (mild or early stage) Stage five : Moderately severe (moderate or mid stage) Stage Six : Severe decline (moderately severe or mid stage) Stage Seven : Very Severe decline (severe or late stage Stage one: No impairment (normal function) These individuals will experience no memory problems and no symptoms are obvious to a health care professional Stage Two: Very mild decline...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CHEM 115 taught by Professor Hatwell during the Spring '08 term at Villa Julie.

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