Analysis Of Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was once considered a very rare disease. Now, it is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that effects a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior. Some early symptoms include: difficulty remembering recent conversations, names, or events. Later the symptoms can progress to impaired communication, disorientation, confusion, poor judgement, and behavior changes. The worst of the symptoms include: difficulty speaking, swallowing, and walking. Alzheimer’s disease changes the brain. Alzheimer's disease leads to nerve cell death and tissue loss throughout the brain. Over time, the brain shrinks dramatically, affecting nearly all its functions (Brain Tour, 2011). Alzheimer's disease primarily…show more content…
Memory problems are typically one of the first signs of cognitive impairment related to Alzheimer's disease. For many, decline in non-memory aspects of cognition, such as word-finding, vision/spatial issues, and impaired reasoning or judgment, may signal the very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (About Alzheimer's Disease: Symptoms, 2013). There are three levels to the severity of Alzheimer’s disease. They are mild, moderate, and severe. Mild Alzheimer’s disease include: getting lost, wandering, not being able to pay bills or handle money, repeating questions, taking longer to complete daily tasks, losing things, misplacing things, and behavior and personality changes. The next level, moderate, has symptoms that include: increase memory loss, confusion, not being able to recognize family or friends, inability to learn new things, difficulty multitasking, difficulty getting dressed, impulsive behavior, paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, and problems coping with new situations. The last level, severe, is the worst level. This level is where most people become completely dependent on others to care for them. Some of this level’s symptoms include: inability to communicate, weight loss, seizures, skin infections, difficulty swallowing, loss of bowel/bladder control, grunting, moaning, groaning, and an increased amount of sleep. Next, we will go into depth about what causes Alzheimer’s disease has on our body. Knowing the causes of any disease can help scientist figure out how to prevent or cure a disease. We take precautions or preventions for things every day to avoid a future problem. We get an oil change in our car to prevent our car’s engine from failing on us. The same is applied to our human
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