Alzheimer's Research Pros And Cons

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There are lots of things in life that people can have control over; several things in life are also uncontrollable. Alzheimer’s disease is in the category of uncontrollable for now. (“Alzheimer’s disease”) is when there is difficulty remembering names and events. It is the most common type of dementia and more than five million Americans are living with the disease. The benefits of Alzheimer 's research is growing as the years pass by. While cases of Alzheimer’s disease is increasing, the number of research done is going even faster. There are many benefits of increased Alzheimer’s research. The four main benefits are an early diagnosis, therapies, research trials, and advanced research testing. Early diagnosis has many benefits from increased…show more content…
Along with the patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, support groups can greatly assist their families. In several support groups, patients that are in the early stages of Alzheimer 's disease benefit. The support groups can help to maintain their quality of life and decrease the amount of behavioral treatment that they may require. Other groups help patients with the physical performance and their memory impairment. The support groups usually help the families prepare for the decline of the patient 's mental thinking abilities from the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (“World Alzheimer…show more content…
A surgery type of research trial that benefits the patients of Alzheimer’s disease is available. If the surgery was done correctly, the development of Alzheimer’s disease would decrease for the patient or the disease would develop later in life. The benefits of the increased Alzheimer’s research in this trial is mainly for the researchers, doctors, and the patients. For a study, a neurosurgeon would create small holes from a drill and places medicine into the brain of the patient (Hooper et al.). There are two types of drugs that can be placed by the surgeon; placebo and active agent. Placebo is used for psychological help for the patient. It has no effect on the patient. An active agent, can be placed into the brain and gets checked for development in scans; for example an MRI, CT, and a PET

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