The Cause Of Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and eventually the ability to carry on the simplest tasks
(www.alz.org). Alzheimer’s was first identified more than 100 years ago (www.alz.org).
Study’s show that there are more than three million U.S. cases per year. Many people you may hear about or see with alzheimer’s are older people, although younger people may get alzheimer’s disease it is less common. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of ageing and we have yet to find out why it largely strikes older people.

Scientist do not fully understand what causes alzheimer’s disease. There probably is not one single cause but several factors that affect each person
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Symptoms of alzheimers may differ from person to person, but the most common symptom’s include: memory loss, challenges in panning or solving problems, difficulty completing familiar tasks at home or work, and confusion with time or place. Alzheimer’s is not a contagious disease, it cannot be spread from person to person. This disease is also non curable.

Alzheimer’s tends to develop slowly and gradually worsens over time. There are 7 stages associated with alzheimer’s. These stages can help the doctor or patient understand what may happen during the course of the disease. Diseases run different courses in different individuals, so the stages are just something to go off of. The disease is a continuous process and your experience with the disease may differ with another’s experience.

Alzheimer’s affects three main parts of the brain: the cerebrum, The cerebellum, and the brain stem. These parts of the brain are in control of thought, memory, and language. Alzheimer’s leads to nerve cell death and tissue loss throughout the brain.
Overtime the brain shrinks dramatically affecting nearly all of its functions
(www.alz.org).Scientist believe that it is likely that damage to the brain starts a
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This disease comes with high physical, emotional, and financial costs. It is important for family, friends, and even caregivers to have good coping skills and a strong support network. Dealing with someone that has alzheimers can be very stressful. This Is why you may want to look into options for placement in a facility. Caregivers may be able to give your loved one better and continuous care. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disorder that leads to many problems including memory loss. You may have alzheimers way before any symptoms even show. Patients with alzheimer’s and their loved ones have an extremely hard time copping with the disease. The disease is very stressful and comes with many high costs. The number of people with this disease doubles every 5 years beyond age 65. That number is projected to rise to fourteen million by 2050 (www.alz.org). Doctors or scientist believe if we detect this disease earlier than we may be able to prevent, slow, or stop the disease. Research on Alzheimer’s has seen a lot of growth on early detection in the last
10 years. Scientist still do not know what causes alzheimer’s but we are learning
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