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The Chronic and Incurale Disease of Alzheimers Essay

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What is Alzheimer's? It is a disease that affects the central nervous system, digestive system, the neuromuscular system and is generally a disease that is chronic and incurable. 4.7 million people greater than the age of 65 live with the disease each and every day, which is approximately one tenth of the population for those over the age of 65. The most common questions are: what are the risk factors, which vary from person to person, whether or not there are signs and symptoms and has there been any testing and diagnosis on this disease. Well the first question usually asked by a vast majority of those in the age range for such a disease is am I at risk for Alzheimer's. First you need to know the risk factors involved when discussing…show more content…
There are so many signs and symptoms that correlate to the Alzheimer's disease, which include but are not limited to: having a worsened ability to take in and remember new information, impairments to reasoning and changes in personal behavior. Usually those who have Alzheimer's will have a hard time taking in and remembering new information, meaning they will ask repetitive questions or start conversations that were previously mentioned. A lot of times they will also misplace their personal belongings and may even forget important appointments or their grand-children's baseball game. When you have the Alzheimer's disease you may also find out that you get lost very easily on a commonly traveled route. Finally the question everybody wants an answer to, are there tests that can be done to find out if I have Alzheimer's and if I do have it is there a diagnosis of this disease? Before go too far it should be known that there is not a single test for this disease and finding out if you have it can be a very strenuous procedure. A doctor can do any number of things from taking down the history of your family to arranging for brain scans to be done. The things that are most commonly done however are: taking down family history, doing a physical examination and even doing cognitive testing. Even in recent studies is has been found that using peanut butter can help diagnose the Alzheimer's disease. The
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