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Alzheimer’s disease is a slowly progressing disease that progresses in 3 stages, which are as noted;Early; preclinical stage with no symptomsMiddle; mild cognitive impairmentFinal; DementiaAlzheimer’s is ranked the 3rdleading cause of death in the United States. The government offers different resources about Alzheimer’s disease such as . This website provides informative information for both patients and caregivers alike. Awareness is the key to knowledge. Here in the melting pot of the United States, it is important that we educate ourselves on the cultural differences that tend to impact the diseases that are invading our society. Alzheimer’s disease has to be addressed based on cultural differences in ordered to effectively play a role in the care being provided to each patient. Their several cultures that
ALZHEIMER’S CASE STUDIES3comprise within the United States, such as Black American, Hispanic/Latin, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and Native American. Below is a brief description of how cultures are impacted by this disease according to Cultural Compentence (Dec. 2006). Black/ African AmericanCare is usually provided by extended family which includes a network of friends who are considered family,Families frequently seek support from their church community.