Cure For Alzheimer's Disease

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ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE WRITTEN BY: BRITNEY JESTER Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia, a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. Its symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. There is no known cure for it at this time, and has only but a few treatment options to help temporarily improve symptoms. More than three million US cases are diagnosed per year for the ages 65+, and over 200,000 cases in those younger than 65 and is the 6th leading cause of death among US citizens, roughly 60% - 80% of all dementia cases are Alzheimer's cases. The greatest known risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease is increase of age. Signs and symptoms for Alzheimer’s are sometimes confused with standard aging, effecting …show more content…

I personally know from experience how difficult it can be. As a healthcare provider for the elderly and disabled I have had first hand experience with it. Patients become very combative, mostly in men, and in early stages, they don't understand why they can't remember simple task or memories and it gets frustrating for them. Learning to go with the flow as a caregiver is hard at times, but in the end it is the most rewarding, because they believe in a story in which they are telling and for you to accept it as they tell it allows them to be in the "now". They don't know any different and by you telling the difference only brings heartache and confusion to them. My great-grandmother died from Alzheimer's and my grandmother is suffering from it today. This is why I have dedicated my time and efforts into helping care for victims of this disease, because some people just don't have the patience it takes to handle such a disease. I hope to be apart of finding a cure for this, but until then I feel my calling as a human here on earth is to care for the patients in the

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