The Human Mind And Its Effects On Alzheimer 's Disease

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“The human mind is a channel through which things-to-be are coming into the realm of things-that-are”, a notable quote from Henry Ford in 1930. The mind is a powerful thing. It has the ability to control our body in order to live, to talk, to share with others. Civilizations can be built, movements can start, governments can be constructed, etc. all because of the mind giving you a process. When there is a mental illness, it can make the process difficult. Alzheimer’s affects more than 5.2 million people today. Symptoms, myths, misconceptions, treatments are all fundamental in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, and to hopefully prevent others from acquiring it in older age. * In 1906, Dr. Alois Alzheimer was the first one to…show more content…
Past treatments included treating some of the symptoms because there was no known cure. Medication to treat depression and memory loss were able to help some of the symptoms, but some had seen cognitive effects because of this. * There are signs and symptoms that accompany Alzheimer’s disease. With memory loss, there are certain things to distinguish between normal memory loss and early onset of Alzheimer’s. Everyone can have lapses in memory however, repeated statements and questions (without knowing that you are doing it), forget conversation, appointments, events, and not remember them later, putting objects in illogical places, forgetting names of family members and everyday objects are some of the warning signs of Alzheimer’s. When it comes to interacting with others, disorientation can also increase. Forgetting what day it is, what’s going on in your personal life, what season it is, are examples of the disorientation that can happen. This can lead to someone getting lost in familiar places, and difficult to understand the surroundings. Speaking, writing, thinking, making judgments, can also suffer because Alzheimer’s can prohibit the brain from concentrating to make full sentences, recognize and deal with numbers, or even solve everyday problems. A person’s personality can also change. Because of the brain not making the connections it needs to maintain healthy memory,
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