Essay on Alzheimer's: Alzheimer ' s Disease and People

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Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s is a disease increasing, permanent brain disease that destroys your memory and also your thinking skills. This disease affects people of all racial, economic, and educational backgrounds. This disease mostly affects people who are sixty or older but it also may affect people who are in their fifties, but rarely it may affect people who are even younger. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia in adults. Dementia is the loss of intellect and memory that intrude with daily life and activity. Dementia is not a disease it is more like a group of symptoms that may drag certain diseases and conditions. Some symptoms in Dementia include changes in mood, personality, or behavior. Dementia is the first main cause of the Alzheimer’s disease.

What cause the Alzheimer’s disease are the results from a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that affect the brain over time. Alzheimer’s is caused by specific genetic changes that guarantees a person with develop the disease less than five percent of the time. The Alzheimer’s disease kills brain cells and also damages them. When this Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain the brain has fewer cells and fewer connecting with surviving cells than a healthy brain that does not have Alzheimer’s. Some more causes of the Alzheimer’s disease are nerve cells develop tangles (neurofibrally tangles), also protein deposits known as plaques built up in the brain. Another possibility is that the protein, maybe working together with other substances, are involved in the formation of plaques. Scientists have not yet figured out what the causes of the disease are but they do have theories. For example here is one theory, it suggests that ingesting tiny particles, for example from cookware, may lead to Alzheimer’s. Some early symptoms of the Alzheimer’s disease are memory problems, which is mostly one of the first signs. Also sometimes overthinking problems, like finding the proper words or proper judgment these are some of the early signs. The mid symptoms are memory loss worsens, and changes in other cognitive abilities are evident. Also getting lost, trouble handling money and paying bills, repeating questions, taking longer to complete normal daily tasks, poor judgment, losing things or misplacing them in odd places, and mood and personality changes are the mid Alzheimer’s symptoms. Some of the moderate symptoms are increased memory loos and confusion, problems recognizing family and friends, and inability to learn new things. Lastly the severe symptoms are inability to communicate, weight loss, seizures, skin infection, difficulty…