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  • Alzheimer's Patients Show
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    The disease called Alzheimer's is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States (Weiner, 1987). It is estimated that the elderly population will double between now and 2030. During this period, the number of elderly will grow by an average of 2.8% annually (U.S. Census Bureau, 2001). By 2050, the number of people with Alzheimer's is estimated to range from 11.3 million to 16 million (Alzheimer's Association, 2005). These startling numbers should prompt an examination into one of the lea...
  • Patient With Alzheimer's Disease
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    Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, brain disorder that causes a slow and permanent decline in memory, language skills, perception of time and space, and, eventually the ability to care for oneself (Encarta, 1). Alzheimer's is the most common from of dementia. Dementia is the impairment of memory and other mental powers due to a disease. It is also the fourth leading cause of death among older adults (Do You Need). According to the Alzheimer's Association, about four millio...
  • Early Symptoms Of Alzheimer's Disease
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    What Is Alzheimer's Disease? Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological disorder that leads to impairments in memory, thinking and reasoning. It is a late-life illness that causes a form of brain failure. It produces confused thinking, impairs judgment, changes personality, alters behavior. The illness is progressive and ultimately results in death. While it cannot be cured, it can be treated. During the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease, many people are aware that thei...
  • Patients With Alzheimer's Disease
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    Understanding What Keeps Dementia Sufferers Awake at Night Sleep Disturbances May Have Several Causes By Alison Palkhivala WebMD Medical News Reviewed by Dr. Jacqueline Brooks April 12, 2001 - Sleep disturbance is a very common and very problematic symptom of dementia. New research indicates that causes of this sleep disturbance may differ in different kinds of dementia. Hopefully, understanding these causes will lead to better treatments. Dementia is a term used to refer to a loss of thinking a...
  • Observable Changes In Patient And Family Behavior
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    Alzheimer's 2 Alzheimer's DiseaseAlzheimer's 2 Essay, Research Paper Alzheimer's Disease does not kill instantly; it destroys the individual bit by bit, tearing away at their person-hood and self-identity. Most victims suffer for 9 to 15 years after onset of the illness. It is the most common type of dementia in the United States and Canada and after age 40, the risk of developing it doubles with aging every 5.1 years during adults' life. A form of dementia, the DSM-IV-R's (Diagnostic and Statis...
  • Benefits Of Estrogen With Alzheimer's Disease
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    Alois Alzheimers Disease ALZHEIMER? S DISEASE Alois Alzheimer was the first man to discover Alzheimer's disease. Before this discovery, the illness was classified as insanity. There is now a more sensitive understanding of this disease. Alzheimer's is a disease that slowly, but surely, causes one to lose his memory. Symptoms are simple like one not being able to remember where he placed his keys. Slowly he begins to forget names and telephone numbers until eventually most of his memory is gone. ...
  • Possible Genetic Risk Factor For Alzheimer's Disease
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    Alzheimer's: Genetic Dementia ALZHEIMER'S: Alzheimer's: Genetic Dementia Essay, Research Paper ALZHEIMER'S: GENETIC DEMENTIA Alzheimer's, the disease of the degeneration of the brain, was identified in 1907 by German physician Alois Alzheimer. Four million Americans suffer from the disease which deprives the victim of the ability to remember, think, reason, and eventually coordinate movement. This most common form of dementia is caused physically by the gradual change in nerve cells, which leads...

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