Alzheimer 's Disease Has No Cure

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No cure” is two words that cause worry and stress faster than any other two words put together. Alzheimer’s disease has no cure. Over 100 years ago, German physician Alois Alzheimer did an analysis of a dementia patient’s brain. This analysis and study later became known as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is expected to affect 100 million worldwide by 2050. It is a progressive degenerative disorder of the brain. The life expectancy of patients diagnosed with the disease is somewhere between five and ten years; however, some patients can survive closer to twenty years partially depending on the treatment and care they receive.
Alzheimer’s disease is expected to affect 100 million worldwide by 2050. With Alzheimer’s
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There are many suspected causes and genetic risks linked to Alzheimer’s disease such as diabetes, chronic infections, inflammations, and hereditary. Aging People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (Marsa 54). Excessive brain specific insulin resistance impairments and signaling, account for many Alzheimer’s abnormalities. Brain insulin signaling regulates food intake, body weight, reproduction, also learning and memory. Defective insulin signaling results in cognitive ability decrease. Studies have also shown a link between chronic infections and inflammation in patients that develop Alzheimer’s disease. Viral and bacterial chronic infections, which cause cumulative damage, are an inflammatory vessel for Alzheimer’s disease. Infections have the potential to initiate a surge of events leading to inflammatory conditions of the central nervous system by generating free radicals and nitric oxide (Monastero et al. 107). There is an association between cognitive decline and systemic inflammation and infections. Successful treatment of chronic infections and inflammation is difficult but important in the effort of improving the quality of life in an Alzheimer’s patient. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging; however, researchers know that genes play a part in the disease. There is a
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