Alzheimer's Speech

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Learning to Speak Alzheimer`s Did you know, an estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer 's disease? Alzheimer`s disease, is an irreversible diagnosis of the brain that affect`s an individual’s memory. There are multiple signs individuals can show that could suggest that they have early onset Alzheimer`s disease. These signs include, behavioral issues, personality changes, and mood swings. Most commonly the individual can show, depression, hallucination, paranoia, loss of appetite, and restlessness. The Alzheimer`s disease was discovered in 1906 by Dr. Alois Alzheimer. In 1901, Dr. Alzheimer had a patient named Auguste Deter who experienced memory loss, paranoia, and psychological changes. Dr. Alzheimers recorded in Auguste`s …show more content…

This is the longest stage of Alzheimer`s and may last for many years. At this point, the person with Alzheimer`s will start getting frustrated and start showing signs of angry emotions quickly. Individuals are more apt to show unexpected behaviors, such as refusing to take a shower or eat. Since Alzheimer`s is caused by damage to the nerve cells in the brain, it makes it difficult to perform daily routines and express thoughts. Noticeable symptoms may include, forgetfulness of personal information, confusion about their location, difficulty choosing the proper clothing, difficulty controlling their bladder, problems sleeping or changes in their sleep pattern, risk of wandering off and getting lost, and suspicion and delusional …show more content…

“Researchers have found that this form of the disorder can result from mutations in one of three genes: APP, PSEN1, or PSEN2. When any of these genes is altered, large amounts of a toxic protein fragment called amyloid beta peptide are produced in the brain. This peptide can build up in the brain and form clumps. This can lead to the death of nerve cells and the progression of Alzheimer`s symptoms.” If the individual’s parents or siblings have the disease, its most likely the individual will develop it as well. Other risk factors include, major head injuries, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and Down syndrome. It has been noted that an individual with down syndrome between their early thirty and forty`s have a strong chance of developing Alzheimer`s

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