Alzheimer 's Disease : Symptoms, Probable Causes, And Stages Of The Disease

1605 WordsDec 9, 20167 Pages
This paper reviews studies about Alzheimer’s disease, the symptoms, probable causes, and stages of the disease, duration, and its treatment options. It is intended to support readers engaging them with literature about the disease and a summation of available research findings and descriptive studies that include analysis of outcomes and cognitive training, rehabilitation and stimulation. Its primary goals are to find out whether the disease can be prevented or delayed. In addition to highlighting these different perspectives on the study of Alzheimer’s disease, this review highlights key findings from the research and suggests directions for continuing inquiry in this field. Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease, symptoms, probable causes, cognitive training, cognitive rehabilitation and cognitive stimulation, stages of Alzheimer’s disease, duration of Alzheimer’s disease. COMBATTING ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Over the years, the definition of the term “dementia” has broadened to include other mental diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Although previous descriptions of dementia involve the onset of memory loss, the fourth edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (also known as DSMV-IV-TR) define dementia as “the development of multiple cognitive deficits (including memory impairment) that are due to the direct physiological effects of a general medical condition, to the persisting effects of a substance, to multiple etiologies” (e.g., the combined cerebrovascular
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