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Divine Word College
Vigan, City

A
TERM PAPER
Facts About Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

Presented to:

In partial fulfillment of the
Course requirement of the subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE
(General Psychology)

Presented by:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE PAGE i
ACKNOWLEDEGMENTii
DEDICATIONIII
I.INTRODUCTION
A. Statement of the Problem
B. Importance of the Study
C. Scope and Limitations
D. Definition of Terms
E. Methodology
II. PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
III. SUMMARY
IV. CONCLUSION
V. RECOMMENDATION
VI. BIBLIOGRAPHY

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This term paper was made into reality with the support of some important people who gave the researcher invaluable contributions, guidance, support, and encouragement which served as his strength and will to pursue this endeavor; To ___________, my instructor in this subject for his suggestions, encouragement, and assistance in making this requirement a presentable one; To my family especially my parents for their moral, financial support and who always serve as my inspiration in my studies; Above all, to Almighty God for His unending blessings, strength, guidance and wisdom which help me face all the challenges and struggles that have come on my way while this research was conducted.

DEDICATION

This piece of work,
full of sacrifices and full of love
is dedicated to
my loving parents
and my whole family.
A bunch of thanks for your untiring
and undying love,
care and encouragement
to accomplish all my undertakings
and to strive harder
to fulfill all my dreams.
Above all, to Almighty God
for all the blessings
You have bestowed in me….

I. INTRODUCTION
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease is a challenge that calls upon the patience, creativity, knowledge, and skills of each caregiver. It is hoped that this research will help you cope with some of these challenges and develop creative solutions to increase the security and freedom of the person with Alzheimer's in your home, as well as your own peace of mind. Most often, AD is diagnosed in people over 65 years of age, although the less-prevalent early-onset Alzheimer's can occur much earlier. In 2006, there were 26.6 million sufferers worldwide. Alzheimer's is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally by 2050. Although Alzheimer's disease develops differently for every individual, there are many common symptoms. Early symptoms are often mistakenly thought to be 'age-related' concerns, or manifestations of stress. In the early stages, the most common symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events. When AD is suspected, the diagnosis is usually confirmed with tests that evaluate behavior and thinking abilities, often followed by a brain scan if available. As the disease advances, symptoms can include confusion, irritability and aggression, mood swings, trouble with language, and long-term memory loss. As the sufferer declines they often withdraw from family and society. Gradually, bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death. Since the disease is different for each individual, predicting how it will affect the person is difficult. AD develops for an unknown and variable amount of time before becoming fully apparent, and it can progress undiagnosed for years. On average, the life expectancy following diagnosis is approximately seven years. Fewer than three percent of individuals live more than fourteen years after diagnosis. The cause and progression of Alzheimer's disease are not well understood. Research indicates that the disease is associated with plaques and tangles in the brain. Current treatments only help with the symptoms of the disease. There are no available treatments that stop or reverse the progression of the disease. As of 2012, more than 1000 clinical trials have been or are being conducted to find ways to treat the disease, but it is unknown if any of the tested treatments will work. Mental...
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