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The paper discusses early onset Alzheimer's, an illness that occurs in persons in their 30's, 40's and early to mid 50's. The paper describes the seven specific stages that a person afflicted with Alzheimer's, including early onset Alzheimer's, experiences. The paper points out, however, that there have been a number of recent advances related to diagnosing and treating Alzheimer's disease.
From the Paper:"Medically speaking, Alzheimer's disease, named after German neurologist Alois Alzheimer in 1864, is also known as senile dementia and is characterized by mental confusion, memory loss, disorientation, restlessness, speech disturbances, the inability to walk or sit properly and sometimes hallucinations. The person afflicted with this disease may often refuse to eat and may be unable to feed oneself and lose control of bowel movements. Under most circumstances, Alzheimer's disease begins in the later years of life after the age of 65 with slight defects in memory and behavior and occurs with equal frequency in men and women. In the human brain, Alzheimer's is based upon certain types of plaque that accumulate in the cerebral cortex and on the surfaces of ganglion cells. Within recent years, treatment for Alzheimer's disease has included specific medications and changes in a person's diet, but the main cause of the disease is still under examination but has been linked to certain chemicals and substances in the environment."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "The Warning Signs of Alzheimer's." Alzheimer's Association. 2009. Internet. RetrievedJanuary 23, 2009 from http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_symptoms_of_alzheimers.asp?gclid=CJfdgdv5o5gCFQrFGgodwnf7mQ.
Cite this Term Paper:
Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease (2010, November 21) Retrieved February 21, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/early-onset-alzheimer-disease-145654/
"Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease" 21 November 2010. Web. 21 February. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/early-onset-alzheimer-disease-145654/>