Although humanity has greatly advanced in the matter of treating various diseases.docx

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to become noticeable, depending on the patient’s age and other health conditions ( Alz.org ). The development of Alzheimer’s disease is a gradual death of brain cells. The rates of degeneration are significant—the brain size of a patient with Alzheimer’s shrinks as the tissue progressively loses nerve cells and connections. Autopsies of Alzheimer’s patients show inclusions in the nerve tissue, called plaques and tangles. Plaques are found between the dying cells in the brain, and tangles are within the brain neurons, forming due to disintegration of the
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tau-protein (MNT). As years pass, the scales of brain cells dying grow, and it starts affecting patient’s lives directly. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include losing items (usually smaller ones, such as keys); forgetting about recent events, conversations, or people whom a patient has spoken to; an inability to find the right words during a conversation; forgetting important dates, such as anniversaries; suddenly getting lost in a familiar place. Other symptoms include the disruption of thinking, reasoning, and perception. In particular, a patient may start to lose the point of a conversation or repeat themselves; they can hardly figure out the distance between themselves and other objects or people; they cannot focus on what they do, as well as they cannot perform sequential tasks, such as cooking or knitting (
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