Alzheimers Disease

What are the causes of Alzheimers Disease?

What is Alzheimers Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease exist in a person’s body long before symptoms are evident. People usually get it when they get old. Alzheimers is when a person looses there memory and needs help walking ,eating ,ect... They also get depressed a lot. People with the illness begin to be disabled by it.

Facts About Alzheimers Disease

There is an estimate of 5.2 million Americans battling Alzheimers in 2014. Of the 5 million people at the age of 65 and older that have this disease in the US, 3.2 million are woman and 1.8 million are men. Many conditions can contribute to the development of memory problems and dementia; Alzheimer's disease is just one of them. Some reasons that you can tell if someone has this disease is that there memory is not that good and that there Irritability, anxiety and sometimes aggressive or apathetic behavior is off.

More Facts about Alzheimers

Older individuals simply need more time to learn a new fact or to remember an old one. Mild forgetfulness and memory delays are often part of the normal aging process. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a devastating neurodegenerative condition. Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) are at increased risk of developing AD in adulthood as a result of chromosome 21 trisomy and triplication.

The Causes of Alzheimers Disease

  Alzheimer disease and multi-infarct dementia (a series of small strokes in the brain) cause the vast majority of dementias in the elderly. Other possible causes of dementia-like symptoms include infections, drug interactions, a metabolic or nutritional disorder, brain tumors, depression or another progressive disorder like Parkinson disease.

Pro's of Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s disease usually progresses gradually, lasting from two to twenty years, with an average of seven years. For example a child would not get Alzheimer's. Alzheimer’s patients can still perform basic tasks independently but may need assistance with more complicated activities. It does not effect everyone the same way. It is hard for young people to get the disease. It may not seem like a pro, but because more people have gotten the disease over the last few years, doctors and researchers had worked harder to help those people and tried to find a cure.

Con's on Alzheimers

Early in the illness, people with Alzheimer’s tend to lose energy and spontaneity, though often no one notices anything unusual. Patients lose the ability to chew and swallow and become bedridden and vulnerable to pneumonia, infection, and other illnesses more and more unresponsive as time goes by. Memory becomes so poor that no one is recognizable. Some examples of these cons are; they don't recognize there family and loved ones, they can no longer cook with them self's because they could start a fire, and they lose motivation to do things they love. Eventually can not take care of things like dressing them self's, caring for pets.

Concluding Thought / EQ

Drugs, brain injuries, brain infections, and other brain problems sometimes cause Alzheimer's Disease and these usually can not be prevented. The causes of the Alzheimer's Disease are not fully understood. Although there is no cure there are improvements being made and hopefully one day doctors can help with the causes and find a cure.
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