A Research Study On Alzheimer 's Disease

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Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth leading cause of death in people over the age of 65, as determined by the (Center for Disease Control, 2015). The number of people living with AD is predicted to triple by 2050. The risk of developing Alzheimer’s rises exponentially with age. “Currently, verification of an AD diagnosis occurs through postmortem detection of pathology in neural tissue, specifically extracellular amyloid plaques and intracellular neurofibrillary tau tangles. However, cognitive changes are discernible early during AD pathogenesis and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In the peer-journal review that I read, studies were performed to detect working memory (WM) deficits…show more content…
Although recent work has shown that self-reference is one memory tool that may assist people with memory impairment, in certain circumstances, it is possible the same mechanisms that contribute to accurate memory may increase the risk of error”, (Rosa, N., et.al, 2015 p1). In this review, resource strategies for Alzheimer’s will be examined.
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Alzheimer’s affects almost everyone’s life, I happen to know someone who has a grandmother with Alzheimer’s. Imagine not being able to remember certain things, or anything at all. Imagine you are living your life for the last 30-40 years, side-by-side with your significant other. A lifetime of memories shared – a family, a beautiful home, or maybe you have traveled the world from Rome to Niagara Falls as husband and wife. Suddenly those memories fade out. This morning he or she forgot your name. I feel as if the person is lifeless with functional organs. I say this because, a person cannot live without any recollection. One of the purposes in life is to remember where you have been, and where you are now. What makes Alzheimer’s such an important disease to look at is because its causes are not fully understood, but the effects on the brain are crystal clear. Believe it or not, people with rare genetic changes may experience symptoms in their early 30s. One of the rare gene change is apolipoprotein e4 (APOE e4).Therefore, we must pay attention to the early signs. Alzheimer’s damages and
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