Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive neurological disease; it often attacks the brain tissues causing memory loss of one’s identity and regular behaviors. Statistics indicates that the rate of predicted people to get Alzheimer’s will increase briskly as time goes on. There are currently no cures for such disastrous disease, but there are currently approved treatments available that can help people within the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Once the disease is too far along, deteriorated brain cells are nearly impossible to revived or regenerate without stem cells, which have not been successfully ascertain. Research and medical trials are being conducted all over the world hoping to find the starting cause of it in
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It not only affects the patient, but also burdens their family financially. Gale Opposing Viewpoint In Context on Alzheimer’s disease notifies, “[…] the disease threaten to bankrupt families, businesses, and the U.S. health care system” (Gale, Paragraph 24). Consequently, without any cure for Alzheimer’s a continuation of large amount of currency is spent on medical care for people with AD. For example, Medicare, Employment Health Benefits, and families are spending an abundant amount of money for around the clock care and medications. Predicting if the assumption of the disease rate continue to rise over the years and left uncured, imagine how much more money would have to be spent for health care. If those with AD gene volunteer and participate in clinical trials for personal purposes before symptoms present, it would help researches understand the disease’s development more and create a little prospect for a cure in the near-term future. In conclusion, Alzheimer’s disease is fatal if left untreated. It should be dealt with as quickly as possible. If immediate action is taken before symptoms of AD appear, it will lessen anxiety among loved ones, prolong life span expectancy, and help further studies for a cure.

Work Cited
"Alzheimer 's Disease." Current Issues: Macmillan Social Science Library. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 12 Apr. 2012.
Kokjohn, Tyler A., and Kimbal E. Cooper. "The Outlook For Alzheimer 's Disease." Futurist

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