Symptoms And Progression Of Alzheimer 's Disease Essay

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Abstract: Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type commonly referred to as Alzheimer’s disease, has a subtle onset and gradual progression. The features of dementia are multiple collected deficits that usually include memory impairment and at least one of the following experiences in the absence of delirium that might explain the deficit: aphasia, apraxia, agnosia, or a disturbance in executive functioning (the ability to think abstractly and to plan, initiate, sequence, monitor, and stop complex behavior). The order of onset and relative height of the cognitive disturbances and associated symptoms vary with the specific types of dementia The ten warning signs of Dementia are recent memory loss that affects job performance, difficulty performing familiar tasks, problems with language, disorientation of place and time, poor or decreased judgement, problems with abstract thinking, misplacing things, changes in mood or behavior, changes in personality, and loss of initiative (Sapp, 71-72). Though there is no cure found for Alzheimer’s diseases there are preventatives and medicines to slow down the progressiveness of the disease. Unless a cure is found, it is projected that the amount of people 65 and older who will develop Alzheimer’s will triple by 2050. Alzheimer 's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer 's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia
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