scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 405
Alzheimers disease was first described by Alois Alzheimer Alois Alzheimer was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and he first described it in 1906 The disease was first thought to be a rare condition affecting only young people and was referred to as presenite dementia About 10 percent of the United States population over the age of 65 is affected by Alzheimers disease and up to 45 percent of those over the age of 85 may have the disease Up to 2 million people suffer from it or one percent of the population During the early stages of the disease a person forgets daily events but they can still recall things that happened many years ago Memory loss worsens during the later stages of the disease when patients forget events from earlier years patients cannot care for themselves and some patients can become bedridden Most patients die from infection or chronic disease 8 to 10 years after getting the disease The cause of Alzheimers disease still remains mysterious People with a family history of the disease though have a better chance of getting it themselves Carriers of a specific version of the apolpoprorein E gene apo E gene are more likely to develop the disease Alzheimers disease is diagnosed by examining brain tissue under a microscope to see hallmark plaques and tangles which is only possible after the patient dies There are some ways that you can find out if you have the disease when you are alive but it might not be 100 percent sure You rule out other problems that could cause memory loss like a stroke depression alcoholism and the use of certain prescription drugs A thorough examination which includes specialized brain scans is another way of diagnosing it A patient could be given an evaluation called a neuro pschological examination There is no known cure for Alzheimers disease Treatment focuses
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA