Alzheimer's Disease by Linda C. Lu

By Linda C. Lu

Alzheimer's sickness is a drastically underrecognized sickness that basically seems to be in sufferers age sixty five and older. It impacts the full family members of these stricken and has an important effect on our well-being care system—the Alzheimer's organization estimates the price of treating this type of dementia at $172 billion every year within the usa. present therapy with drugs has in simple terms constrained luck. consequently, know-how of symptoms—which are usually fallacious for getting older or stress—and early acceptance of the sickness are the simplest how you can aid sufferers and their caregivers.

Alzheimer's Disease is written to supply a vast evaluate of the sickness, conveying all info and ideas in easy-to-read and comprehensible language. this article is meant for top university and faculty scholars, yet is acceptable for common studying audiences as well.

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These people will also develop an unsteady gait and problems with coordination. They may also have personality changes, with explosive or aggressive behavior. ” This is not a syndrome specific to just boxers. Professional athletes in high-contact sports such as football, wrestling, or hockey are also prone to developing dementia pugilistica. What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease? 19 For many years, dementia pugilistica was viewed as a degenerative brain disorder that was different from Alzheimer’s disease.

In Alzheimer’s disease, individuals will frequently have difficulty with shortterm memory. They tend to forget recent experiences quickly, such as conversations. They may forget that they have paid a bill already, and pay it again, or forget about it altogether. Family members start to notice when their loved one repeats herself or repeatedly asks questions that have already been answered several times. This is especially frustrating for spouses or children of people with dementia, having to answer the same question over and over again.

We cannot make a definitive causal relationship. But based on the studies done thus far, some are stronger risk factors than others. Age, family history, and genetic predisposition are the biggest risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. Head injury, vascular disease, and lifestyle may also play a role. A positive association exists but to what degree and what the underlying mechanisms are is unclear. The brain is an intricate and complicated organ. What causes Alzheimer’s disease to develop remains to be investigated and better understood.

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