Alzheimers Disease Essay

Submitted By atardino
Words: 327
Pages: 2

I will never forget the day my grandma fell. It all started when my grandpa passed away seven years ago. This took an emotional toll on our family both physically and mentally. This terrifying event happened when she was able to stay home by herself. My grandma was doing laundry one day in the basement while she was coming upstairs she fell on concrete in her garage laying there until my aunt came home from work. The moment my aunt came in the door she notice my grandma laying there in the garage on the floor. She quickly called 911 and the paramedics rushed her to the hospital without my aunt even questioning what happened. The moment they entered her into the hospital she went into surgery where they had to take out some of her memory. This caused her to go into a coma, and the doctors thought she was not going to make it. Now she has developed Alzheimer’s disease which is putting a toll on our family. I wanted to learn more about this disorder. What is Alzheimer’s disease?
I started my examination with a clinical definition. According to Alzheimer’s disease and author of Mayo Clinic staff, the term “Alzheimer’s disease” is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. Mayo Clinic staff explains that Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. This is a group of brain disorders that results in the loss of intellectual and social skills. These changes are severe enough to interfere with day-to-day life (Mayo Foundation for…