Preservation. It’s something that many people over the centuries have done to keep pieces of history intact so it won’t be forgotten. Sometimes it’s to let future generations know about how life was in their era, the good times or the struggles. Or sometimes it’s used in a fun way, such as a time capsule. Time capsules are a box type thing that you place in the ground, and when a certain number of years go by you can up it back up to reflect on the times that happened during the time the item was put inside. Others do this to have someone one day in the future find it to show how things were now. When I first heard about time capsules i wondered what I would put in that is something significant for me. Now I have picked something that is the twenty-first century's greatest invention, Flaming Hot Cheetos.
It is estimated that by the year 2050, around 160 million people will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease (Park, “How Exercise”). Alzheimer’s is a genetic disease, meaning it is passed down through one’s family. Daisy Duarte has had to care for her mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, for four years. Seventy-five percent of Daisy’s family has had the disease, so she decided to get tested to see if she carries the gene. “Finding out your genetic destiny can be life altering” (Park, “How Exercise”). Alzheimer’s disease affects many people, but there are ways to slow the process, and maybe even prevent it.
The disease I chose to research is a disease known as alzheimer's, which is also recognized as type 3 diabetes. Alzheimer’s is a severe form of dementia which reduces the capability to memorize certain experiences and prevents a person from remembering past memories. The alzheimer’s disease commonly affects older people because it grows worse and can only be noticed once a person gets older. Unfortunately the disease can affect both males and females making it affect close to 5.4 million americans currently. In the rare case of an individual containing the APOE-E4 gene, women will become more likely to get alzheimer’s than men. Most of these people affected are above the age of 65 confirming the claim that alzheimer’s commonly affects older
The first symptoms of AD vary per person. Some of the first indications of Alzheimer’s disease for many are perception, not understanding visual images, and are not responsible for the decisions they make.
A review of her medical record indicates that she has a history of functional decline, dementia, weakness, MRSA, cognitive communication deficit, presence of right artificial hip joint and HTN.
Often times, the decisions of choosing the two opposing extremes are made by an individual subconsciously, and thus, it is a strong reflection of their personality and character. “ But remember she’s been here a long time, she was here before most of us were born.” (Page 6)This shows Mary is more interested with the house’s past rather than its aesthetic value. She acknowledge the originality and
There is no cure for Alzheimer 's disease. So far there are only a few drugs that can slow down the effects of it. Donepezil (Aricept) is the main drug for the treatment of the disease for all stages, which is a cholinesterase inhibitor. This drug is an Acetylcholine booster, helps the memory neurons. Unfortunately this drug does not reverse or cure the disease. Donepezil is a cholinesterase inhibitor and it affects the memory neurons in the brain, preventing them from breaking down. My father has been on this drug for almost ten years now and has done very well. With women being at a greater risk for contacting Alzheimer’s disease, the use of estrogen after menopause has lowered the risk. Estrogen boosts the production of acetylcholine, a key chemical neurotransmitter involved in the transmission of nerve impulses across the tiny gaps between nerve cells (synapses). In addition, estrogen improves blood flow through the brain and enhances verbal abilities of postmenopausal women who take hormone replacement therapy.
Clothes are the way people express themselves in Western culture without the use of words. One can tell many things about a person based upon the way they are dressed. While many things may be erroneous when judging someone by the way they
Abstract—Alzheimer’s disease is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. As medicine continues to advance, people are starting to live longer. As a result, there are increasing numbers of elderly people that need caregivers. Also, Alzheimer’s disease is showing up in people at younger ages now, meaning that there are more middle-aged adults who need caregivers. Caregivers are a significant part of an Alzheimer’s patient’s life, however oftentimes they are overlooked when discussing the disease. The caregivers need support if the time comes that they decide end-of-life care is needed and while taking care of the patient. There has been plenty of research on the decision-making of end-of-life care, however, there hasn’t been much
According to Alzheimer’s Association there are “more than five million Americans that are living with Alzheimer’s.” (e.g.) Over the years more people have been diagnosed with Alzheimer has increased which is very concerning. Especially, considering that there is still no known cure for it. Although, this is no cure that does stop researchers from looking for ways to prevent the aggressiveness of the disease. Alzheimer’s is a mysterious disease that we know little about, it is important to know what it is, what causes it, and possible treatments.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia which is generally a term for memory loss. The people who experience this disease progress slowly over time becoming worse until it interferes with their daily life. This disease is personal to me because my grandfather’s best friend had Alzheimer’s. It was difficult to watch the person he was slowly disappear to the disease. Every time I would go to see him he would never remember who I was, but we were always there to help and support him.
Direct costs are medical and social support costs that include diagnosis, home care, and nursing home care. Most formal health care comes from direct-care workers who include nurse aides, personal aides, and home health aides. They assist with personal care, housekeeping, and food preparation (Alzheimer’s Association, 2011).
Has someone in your family ever been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease? Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia. Alzheimer's is a disease that is hard to understand. There are different types or severities as well as symptoms and treatments for this disease.