The moderate decline stage of the disease is stage four. “In stage four of Alzheimer’s disease clear cut symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease is apparent” (“What Are The 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?”). The signs and symptoms of the disease are more apparent at this stage and throughout the next 3 stages as the disease progresses. Family and friends can now see that the person with Alzheimer’s is having trouble with simple arithmetic, the person no longer is able to pay and manage his or her finances, and he or she can no longer recall certain details of his/her life history (“What Are The 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s
There are ten common symptoms to watch for in someone who may have the disease. The first sign is memory loss that disrupts daily life. This is the most common sign and it includes forgetting recently learned information, forgetting important dates, asking for the same information over and over, or increasingly needing to rely on memory aids and family members for things they used to handle on their own. Although forgetfulness is a common age-related change that is only if they are sometimes forgetting names or appointments but remembering them later
From the time he stabbed Kelley Farquhar and Mitzi Nalley and injured Ron Ross, to his final moments, Jonathan Wayne Nobles was not the same man. His Rehabilitation affected not only him, but everyone else around him. One could even consider Nobles a prime example of the power that rehabilitation has on someone. “If Jonathan Wayne Nobles were still around today, he could have taught us how to rehabilitate someone. Although, now we will never
Alzheimer's is described as a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Victims lose the whole essence of who they are and slowly deteriorate while remaining powerless. Tragically more than 5.3 million people fall victim to Alzheimer's disease and it is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States (alz.org). Yet, it still cannot be cured, slowed, or prevented. The disease is often seen as a result of old age and not taken seriously.
In many cases, this disease is life threatening, and can inhibit breathing and blood pressure/heart rate. Causes Although it is not contagious, no one to this date knows what causes Guillain-Barre syndrome, as it can affect one person and not another. One thing is known for sure, however, and it is that the body’s immune system will begin to destroy itself, known as autoimmune diseases. Mainly, the cells in the immune system
Claimed by NCAA, “Thus, based on the nonspecificity of symptoms, there is some controversy about the validity of a “post-concussion syndrome.” In general, when athletes continue to be significantly symptomatic beyond the three- to four-week recovery period, the symptoms could be more influenced by psychological factors than the original physiological factors associated with the injury.” (Putukian). Multiple tests are demanded to be completed by doctors before athletes can begin playing on the field again. Many athletes get disappointed and angered that they aren’t allowed to participate in sports, but concussions occur throughout the head causing athletes to take it out on themselves more mentally. While both injuries are unfavorable, ACL tends to focus on more physical effect more than mental. As indicated in a journal, “A 2006 American Journal of Sports Medicine study showed that 21% of NFL players never return to play after ACL injury.
Chronic Kidney Disease is a progressive irreversible loss of kidney function over an extended period of time. It can be due to the presence of kidney damage or decreased glomerular filtration rate (Lewis). Kidney function is regulated though glomerular filtration rate (GFR). GFR gradually decreases due to nephrons being destroyed. Nephrons left intact are subjected to an increased workload, resulting in hypertrophy and inability to concentrate urine.
Alzheimer’s disease is named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer. Dr. Alzheimer was the first person to identify and describe this disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that gradually degrades the way the brain functions. Due to its progressive nature, as time passes more symptoms appear and the symptoms increasingly get more severe. Alzheimer’s disease destroys the individual’s memory and ability to think/process information.
Dementia can be brought on in a short amount of time by things such as infections, trauma, and alcohol. Alzheimer’s does not currently have a cure and is not reversible, while dementia can be cured in some instances. However, continuing research is being done to explore the impact of other risk factors for brain health and prevention of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Cardiovascular health, diet, and exercise are the three most active areas of research for prevention at this
Addiction is not something I am proud of, but I believe it led me to where I am today. It is not for the weak. It is for the strong to survive and not become a victim to the horrendous reality of this disease. Insanity is defined as “doing the same thing over, and over again, expecting different results.” I tried time and time again to do things my way. After years of struggling with active addiction, I was finally able to break free.
This paper will go into detail about the mental and physical health effects of CTE and address what the NFL is doing to reduce concussions. CTE affects players not just mentally but also physically. One out of every three NFL players are affected by CTE and it is becoming a bigger issue everyday. CTE used to not be as common in football payers, but more in boxers, it was very common due to various amounts of headshots taken by the
Dementia is a serious disorder caused by a variety of brain illnesses which affects a person memory .There are three symptoms stages which are early,middle,and late stages. A Person with dementia lose the ability to think well enough to do everyday activities or solve problems.It is also difficult for a person with dementia to interact with others which makes this disease overwhelming for the families of the Patient.The number of people who have dementia is currently estimated at 47.5 million.There is no cure or treatment that can prevent or slow dementia.However, There are many ways to help and support the lives of an infected person.
These mutations determine the severity of the symptoms seen in patients. Some patients with slowed progression of the disease have survived into their 50s. There is currently no known cure for ataxia telangiectasia. Although there is no definitive cure research paths have been discovered to find a cure. These paths include gene therapy, the design of drugs to correct the function of altered proteins, and direct replacement of the functional protein.
Concussions are a problem. They are a life changing injury, which have been around for a very long time but not a lot of people take them serious.This happens because we have not known about them for that long and a lot of people have a misconception of what a concussion is. Concussions are a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions (M.C.S). Most of the time it makes the person who got the concussion feel very disoriented and also gives out constant headaches. Concussions are a silent killer because later in life they cause Parkinson’s Disease which is a moving disability, Alzheimer 's which causes memory loss , Dementia which as well causes memory loss, and CTE which is known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and this
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive, declinatory disease of the brain found in people, often athletes, with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including symptomatic concussions as well as asymptomatic sub concussive blows to the head. CTE spreads over a period of years or decades as a result of trauma to the head. The brain of someone who suffers from CTE gradually will deteriorate and over time lose mass. Symptoms of CTE include loss of memory, impulsive or erratic behavior, impaired judgment, depression, aggression, difficulty with balance, and dementia. Mike Webster, Hall of Famer for the Pittsburg Steelers, was the first football player to be diagnosed with CTE, and died of the disease in 2002.