How Alzheimer's Disease Affects The Dementia Process

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“Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition that destroys the connections between cells in the brain.” (WebMD, 2014). As the cells die the cortex shrinks. The part of the brain that is impacted the most in dementia is the cortex. The cortex includes the hippocampus. This helps new memories form. If there is damage to this part of the brain, there will be problems with the person memory.

There are different types of medications to help slow the dementia process down. There are inhibitors, memantine, antipsychotics, antidepressants, and vitamins. These medications will help the dementia patients out. It depends on what stage of the dementia process the person is at depends on what medications the dementia patients will get.
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