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    Alzheimers Disease What is Alzheimers Disease? The most common form of dementing illness‚ Alzheimers Disease (AD) is a progressive‚ degenerative disease that attacks the brain‚ causing impaired memory‚ thinking and behavior. The person with AD may experience confusion‚ personality and behavior changes‚ impaired judgment‚ and difficulty finding words‚ finishing thoughts or following directions. It eventually leaves its victims incapable of caring for themselves. What happens to the brain in Alzheimers

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    Abstract The following paper focuses on Alzheimer’s disease‚ the disease which is a devastating brain disease and is one of the most typical forms of dementia‚ a general term that is most commonly used for memory loss and the diminishing in mental and physical abilities. It is most frequently diagnosed in the elderly although there have been some cases of the disease affecting people of middle age. There is not one known single cause for Alzheimer ’s‚ however‚ scientists believe that due to the structural

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    “Who are you?” An embrace that was hoped to steal them from the unforgiving disease that often leaves them puzzled at the reflection in the mirror‚ for just a brief moment in time you wished to remind them. You share again the depths of your affection and pray‚ for a fleeting second‚ that the spoken words will transcend you both to a long awaited reunion of life’s triumphs and challenges. Like a thief‚ Alzheimer’s disease tiptoes into one’s mind and unapologetically stomps on a beautifully illustrated

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    References: "Alzheimer ’s Disease & Dementia | Alzheimer ’s Association." Alzheimer ’s Disease & Dementia | Alzheimer ’s Association. Alzheimer ’s Association‚ n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2013. Moody‚ Harry R.‚ and Jennifer R. Sasser. Aging: Concepts and Controversies. Los Angeles‚ CA: Sage‚ 2012. Print.

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    ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE -aka Dementia: a syndrome with progressive deterioration in intellectual functioning secondary to structural or functional changes. - Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia -Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible form of senile dementia caused by nerve cell deterioration. -Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease experience cognitive deterioration & progressive loss of ability to carry out ADL’s. -The pt experiences a steady decline in physical & mental

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    Alzheimer’s Disease Brittany Mathis HCS/245 July 14‚2013 Tynan Weed Abstract Alzheimer’s has many causes and affects each patient differently. There have been studies done that have found that older African American’s are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than older whites. A cause of Alzheimer’s has not been completely identified yet‚ but genetic and environmental factors are known to increase the risk. While we all know that Alzheimer’s is a complicated disease there are

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    e with Alzheimer’s disease have impaired abilities due to the destruction of nerve cells in the brain (American Occupational Therapy Association‚ 2011). Alzheimer’s disease is a “degenerative brain disease of unknown cause that is the most common form of dementia‚ that results in progressive memory loss‚ impaired thinking‚ disorientation‚ and changes in personality and mood‚ that leads in advanced cases to a profound decline in cognitive and physical functioning” (Merium-Webster dictionary). Alzheimer’s

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    Alzheimer disease: this is a common form of dementia it is believed to be caused by changes in the brain structure‚ and it leads to the death in brain cells usually beginning in late middle age. Risk factors Although it is still unknown what causes the deterioration of brain cells‚ there are several factors that are known to affect the development of Alzheimer’s disease. These are described in more detail below. Age: Age is the greatest factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The likelihood

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    Outline Thesis statement: Alzheimer’s disease changed the way my father perceived his world and the way I perceived my father. I. Introduction and insight of strained relationship with my father A. Introduction to topic and thesis B. A strained relationship with my father II. Definition of Alzheimer’s disease III. Early Stages A. Clinical symptoms 1. Confusion 2. Fear and distrust B. My father’s delusions IV. Middle stage A. Clinical symptoms 1. Memory loss 2. Severe confusion

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    Alzheimer’s Disease By Anne O’Dell 8/10/2014 Alzheimer’s Disease & Associated Alterations uAlzheimer’s disease (AD) is a disease that attacks the brain. It is the most common form of Dementia which is the general term for a decline in mental ability serve enough to interfere with daily life (Poole Arcangelo & Peterson‚ 2013). uAlzheimer ’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. uCauses a gradual‚ irreversible loss of memory and cognitive function (Poole Arcangelo & Peterson‚ 2013). uProgression

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