Alzheimer 's Disease : The Most Common Form Of Dementia

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I think it is important for people to be aware of Alzheimer disease, especially adults who have a family member in late adulthood. If people were to have knowledge on how to help or treat someone who has Alzheimer disease it would be beneficial for both of them and it would make living together much easier. Many people don’t know what Alzheimer disease is “Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. The risk of AD increases with age” (Takashi 2015). As someone ages they are most likely to get Alzheimer disease, this due to generalized degeneration of the brain. Alzheimer’s is a complex disease with multiple risk factors. Age and genetics are outside ones control, but many others are within your sphere of influence. These factors can be quite powerful when it comes to your brain health. I personally feel like I am well educated about this topic because school has done a very good job at teaching me how to deal and understanding people who have Alzheimer. Psychology has done a great job at helping understand this disease even further. The reason why I picked this topic was to try and find different ways to prevent and learn about Alzheimer disease because I have a great grandmother who has Alzheimer’s disease. My parents and grandparents would always tell me how difficult it is for them to help her out and have to deal with all her necessities. They would have to take turns taking care of her until they decided to hire someone to come take care of her.
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