The effects of Alzheimer’s disease on memory

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease where connections in the brain for cell to cell are lost. However, it does not affect every memory capacity equally. It affects over six million people in America. This paper aims at identifying the menace of Alzheimer’s disease, causes, treatment and ways of preventing the disease.

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The disease kills brain cells, and damages the brain. Although non-drug and drug treatments could help with both behavioral and cognitive symptoms, there is need to find a cure for this disease. However, doctors and scientists are currently looking for new treatments to improve the quality of life and alter the course of the disease. When one shows signs of problems with judgment, daily life, and memory loss, there are no treatments to reverse or stop them. However, there are some medications that are believed to ease some symptoms in some people.

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Burns, A. S., Page, S., & Winter, J. (2001). Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss explained. Edgware: Altman.
Emilien, G., Durlach, C., Minaker, K. L., Winblad, B., Gauthier, S., & Maloteaux, J.-M. (2004). Alzheimer Disease: Neuropsychology and Pharmacology. Basel: Birkhäuser Basel.

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