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Directed at using devices to compensate for impaired cognitive function. Example, using memory aids, improving general state of hygiene, nutrition, and health (Huether & McCance, 2017). Cholinesterase inhibitors have shown a modest effect on cognitive function in mild to moderate AD (Huether & McCance, 2017). An N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist blocks glutamate activity and may slow progression of disease in moderate to severe AD (Huether & McCance, 2017). Treatment
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Alzheimer’s Disease Pathophysiology : Unknown etiology, Amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles Epidemiology : A prevalence of 44 million people throughout the world in 2015, and this figure is estimated to double by 2050 Risk Factors: Advancing age, Genetics, Diabetes, Stroke, Hypertension, High Cholesterol Clinical Presentation: Cognitive and memory impairment, short shuffled gait, forgetfulness, emotional upset, mood changes, agitation, irritability, mood swings, flexion posturing Diagnosis : H&P, Medication History, Neuro exam, Brain Scans, Laboratory tests, Rule out other causes, interview friends and family, autopsy is definitive diagnosis (after death) Treatment: No cure. Devices to compensate for cognitive impairment, such as memory aids. Medications to slow memory loss.
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Alzheimer’s Association. 2017. Retrieved from . Carter, C. L., Resnick, E. M., Mallampalli, M., & Kalbarczyk, A. (2012). Sex and G Gender due to Alzheimer's disease. Climacteric , 17 38-46. doi:10Differences in Alzheimer's Disease: Recommendations for Future Research. Journal Of Women's Health (15409996) , 21 (10), 1018-1023. doi:10.1089/jwh.2012.3789 . Henderson, V. W. (2014). Three midlife strategies to prevent cognitive impairment .3109/13697137.2014.929650 . Huether, S. E.(2012). Alteration in cognitive Systems, Cerebral Hemodynamics. In S.E. Huether& K.L. McCance(Eds.), Understanding pathophysiology (Laureate custom ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. Lomen-Hoerth, (2014), Nervous System Disorders. In McPhee, S. J., & Hammer, G. D. (2014). Pathophysiology of disease: An introduction to clinical medicine (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Medical. References
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Mayo Clinic. 2017. Diagnosing Alzheimer’s. Retrieved from . Mendiola-Precoma, J., Berumen, L. C., Padilla, K., & Garcia- Alcocer, G. (2016). Therapies for Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Biomed Research International , 2016 1-17. doi:10.1155/2016/2589276 National Institute on Aging. 2017). Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease. Retrieved from References
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