Alzheimer 's Disease : A Progressive And Fatal Neurodegenerative Condition

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Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative condition that is characterized by a decline in the individual’s memory and cognition, problems with carrying out daily living skills. There are no exact imaging tests or laboratory tests we can use to diagnose Alzheimer’s. The only way to 100% diagnose Alzheimer’s are when the person dies and has a brain biopsy. The best treatment we have now is medication to help slow the progression and different types of therapy. Caregivers will have a hard time adjusting to the changes the person is having but with patience and time they will be able to take care of the person. When the time they cannot care for them there is Memory Care and Assisted living programs. Alzheimer’s is a disease that is irreversible, it is considered progressive and it slowly destroys the memory and thinking skills. It will eventually prevent the person carrying out the easiest tasks. Alzheimer’s is considered one of the leading cause of dementia in older adults. When an individual has dementia they will lose cognitive functioning and have behavioral issues which can interfere in a person’s daily life and activities. Dementia can at first be mild (when it is just starting to happen) up to the severe stage, when the individual must depend on other’s to help them with all their basic needs. Memory problems can be one of the first signs of Alzheimer’s, but doesn’t always mean the person has Alzheimer’s. The symptoms that a person
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