Alzheimer's Disease

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Broad Subject : Disease

Limited Subject : Uncommon Disease

(1st Stage)

Limited Subject : Alzheimer’s

(2nd Stage)

FORMULATED QUESTIONS: 1. What is Alzheimer’s Disease ?
•Alzheimer’s Disease is an organic brain disorder characterized by a progressive loss of mental skills and deterioration of the personality. 2. Who described Alzheimer’s disease?
•Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German Physician described A.D. in 1906. 3. In what age Alzheimer’s disease strikes people?
•It most commonly strikes people who are over 65; about 10% of this age group is afflicted. 4. In what part of the brain Alzheimer Disease affect the most? •It affects the nerve cells of the frontal and temporal lobes of the cerebrum of the brain. 5. What are the early symptoms of A.D?

•There are 10 signs, but I’ll only give you 3; Memory Loss, Misplacing Things and Changes in Personality. 6. What is the treatment for Alzheimer’s disease?
•There is no cure for A.D but there is a drug to slow it down. It is called tacrine. 7. How can people prevent Alzheimer’s disease?
•I suggest to keep our mind busy even though were old for example read books. 8. How can a person knows if he/she has an Alzheimer?
•There are signs that people has an Alzheimer’s disease 1 is Difficult Performing Familiar Task. 9. When you have A.D, what is the 1st memory you lost?
•The 1st memory you will lost is the present memory or the recent events. 10. Is there a possible cure for Alzheimer’s disease
•Scientist’s still formulate certain drugs and medicines for a permanent cure for the disease.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgement ……

Dedication ……

Outline……
•Origin of A.D……
•Symptoms……
•How to detect A.D……
•Preventive Measures……
•Treatment……
•Conclusion……
•Recommendation ……

Bibliography……

Acknowledgement

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our parent’s for supporting us and allowing us to this term paper.
We would also like to thank the following people:
The Librarians, the people who helped us during the research, and some of our friends in school who helped us in making this project. To our English Teacher in letting us believe that this could be made possible.

And most of all, I would like to thank God for giving us wisdom, strength, and many more. Again thank you to all people who helped and support us.

Dedication

We dedicate this term paper not only to our parent’s but also to all people who can read this, who were always there to guide and inspire us. We promised that we will do our very best.

We also dedicate this to our God who gave us wisdom and guidance in making this term paper to all people who have this disease, we hoped that we have guided and helped you to prevent this disease.

Outline

I. Origin of Alzheimer’s disease

II. Symptoms

III. How to detect Alzheimer

IV. Prevention/Preventive Measure’s

V. Treatment

VI. Conclusion

VII. Recommendation

I. Origin of Alzheimer’s Disease
Progressive mental deterioration in old age has been recognized and described throughout history. However it was not until 1906 that a German Physician Dr. Alois Alzheimer specifically identified a collection of brain cell abnormalities as a disease. One of Dr. Alzheimer’s patients died after a year of severe memory problems confusion and difficulty understanding questions. Upon her death, while performing a brain autopsy, the doctor noted dense deposits surrounding the nerve cells (neuritic plaques). Inside the nerve cells he observed twisted band of fibers. Today, this degenerative brain disorder bears his name and when found during an autopsy, these plaques and tangles mean a definite a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. 1

Since its discovery more than 100 years ago, there have been many scientific breakthroughs in A.D...
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