Symptoms And Diagnosis Of Alzheimer 's Disease

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Dementia is an ever-growing problem for society; with the world population living for longer it is estimated that by 2050 over 115 million people worldwide will suffer from some form of dementia (World Alzheimer’s Report, 2009). Dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease is the condition that stems from Alzheimer’s disease in particular, rather than other conditions such as vascular dementia or fronto-temporal dementia for example. Earl symptoms may include problems generating people’s names or the correct names of objects, observable difficulty cognitively functioning in social situations, short term memory retention difficulty, continuously misplacing important objects, poor executive functioning, and a shift in mood such as depressive and irritable swings (Holsinger, Deveau, Bustani, Williams, 2007; Llewellyn, 2010). The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are considered to be of genetic, environmental and lifestyle choices (Munoz & Feldman, 2000). There is as yet no known specific cause of Alzheimer’s disease, and the focus of this essay necessarily concentrates on differentiation and prediction of cerebral changes in Alzheimer’s Disease. This essay will examine past research that has observed the ways in which the utilisation of MRI has enabled the future pathways of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to be understood and expanded, in relation to individual treatment plans and future research. Understanding the implications of suffering with dementia associated with
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