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This paper was done for a Drugs and aging class I was to pick a social issue which I have had some connection to and reflect on it I was to include at least 3 references with my paper My topic was on my experiences with an uncle who has Alzheimers Alzheimers in the Family Everyone has to face the prospects of a number of health risks with increasing age Changes in vision hearing and sensitivity to touch temperature and pain can all occur with age Older individuals are also familiar with decreased flexibility and efficiency in physical activity increased likelihood of heart attacks cancer and several other conditions Many people in the older population will have to face more serious health risks as they continue to age such as thyroid abnormalities arthritis osteoporosis immune system changes Mehta et al 1993 and Alzheimer disease My paper focuses on Alzheimer disease because some of my family members have contracted it as they have continued to live beyond the age of 40 years My Aunt Mary and Uncle Ralph have been married for over 40 years They have lived for many years in White Rock BC Canada and have lived an affectionate caring and supportive life with each other I have always admired them and the way they communicated with each other They are as different as 2 individuals can be but always managed to communicate their ideas and opinions to each other in a respectful intelligent and almost harmonious manner Eight years ago my uncle started to show signs of developing Alzheimer disease My Uncle showed the first signs when he was about 55 years of age He was slowing down and was unable to perform in his business the way he used to He developed difficulties when biking one of his favourite leisure activities He then developed seizures which at first were poorly controlled by medication that caused unexpectedly serious side effects
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