Alzheimer 's Disease : The Most Known And Common Form Of Dementia

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Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects a lot of older people. It not only affects the person but their families, friends, and any loved ones. The disease makes them forget almost everything they have experienced in their life. The memories they have of anything can be almost nil and they will not act like themselves anymore. This disease is a hard disease for someone’s family members to cope with because the person they once knew, is all but gone. In this paper I will be explaining the definition of the Alzheimer’s disease, what comes of the disease, and what treatment options there are. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of severe dementia that causes problems with memory, cognitive ability, the way you think, and the way the person acts.…show more content…
Once the person starts sun-downing they usually become very difficult and hard to manage and can be hard to keep safe. Contrary to belief dementia and Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging and getting old. It is a disease that affects a lot of the older population and a large majority are un-diagnosed. There is no known cause or action during life that can cause it, except for getting older and aging Except age isn’t always a factor in this disease. There is early onset Alzheimer’s that can affect someone when they are in their 40’s or 50’s. The brain starts to deteriorate and pretty much destroy itself. They lose the ability to retain memories, speak, and respond to the environment around them. What causes this disease? There is no actual mapped out cause of this disease. It can be congenital and most of the time it is a sudden onset. There are a lot of signs that can let people know that they are starting down that path. A lot of times the actual person doesn’t know its happening though, it usually takes a family member, spouse, or friend to point it out because they see the change first-hand. The disease progresses by the continuous deterioration of the brain tissue. The damaging of the brain tissue breaks down critical centers of the brain that control daily activities. This disease causes memory loss and cannot be regained or new ones be made. It causes them to be a different person and act differently that they would have
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