Alzheimer 's Disease ( Ad )

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Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a form of dementia that affects 5 million people in the United States alone. One out of every three Seniors die of the disease just in the United States; 80 million suffering world wide making AD the 6th largest cause of death (climax) (Humpel 1; Alzheimer’s Association). AD is the most common dementia; affecting the neuroplasticity of the brain resulting in physical shrinking of the tissues; thus causing neurodegeneration. Diagnosis of the disease is complex, costly and risky. (tricolon) Behaviors are categorized and most commonly constructed in a list of stages. Treatments have been unsuccessful in curing the disease. Ramon y Cajal proclaimed in 1928 that “once development has ended, the founts of growth and regeneration of the axons and dendrites dried up irrevocably. In the adult centers the nerve paths are soothing fixed, ended and immutable. Everything must die, nothing may be regenerated. It is for the science of the future to change, if possible, this harsh decree” (Teter 402). The brain is part of the Central Nervous System that connects the brain and the spinal cord to send and receive information from all parts of the body. Brain organ is tissue of neurological complexity. Normal aging influenced by genetics, environmental toxins, head trauma and nourishment of blood flow through the heart can escalate into AD. Normal aging is not an essentially functional deficit. Synaptic pathology is common ground for aging and AD. It’s when

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