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Alzheimer’s: Name: Institution: Abstract According to Gowran (2012), Alzheimer’s disease is an extremely fatal disease in that it lacks a cure. The sole available treatment is for reduction of the symptoms intensity, but there is none for the curing or reversal of progression.
By the year 2006, there was a recorded number of 26.6 million sufferers of the disease in the whole world. Four years later in the year 2012 this number had risen by 10%. Introduction Alzheimer’s disease tends to arise and develop in remarkably different ways among different individuals. This is in terms of both the time frame and rate of progress of the disease. However, the disease does have various common symptoms among individuals. These symptoms range from short memory losses to loss of thinking abilities. Most of the early symptoms of the disease mistaken to be age related. The diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease is through the conduction of tests that evaluate the persons thinking abilities, behavioral characters and a brain scan. Once one receives the diagnosis with the disease, the progression of the symptoms would include irritability, aggression, long term memory loss, confusion, and mood swings. The researched average life span of a person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is about seven years. More than seven percent of those people diagnosed with Alzheimer disease die within the next fourteen years after diagnosis. Until recently, more than one thousand conducted clinical trials so far during research, still lack success (Brookmeyer & Grays, 2009). ...
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