Imagine a day where everything changes to something new. The daily routine is unrecognizable and suddenly everything becomes a blur. Remembering last Christmas or even the day before seems impossible and all the information disappears. This represents the daily life of people with Alzheimer's disease. In the book, Last Night in the OR by Bud Shaw, the final chapter of the book is “Good Days and Bad.”
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.
The article titled “Half of Alzheimer 's cases misdiagnosed” made it evidently clear that Alzheimer’s disease is a disease we have yet to fully understand or treat. Not only is there a lack of information about this disease, it is common for the similar side effects of dementia to be confused with Alzheimer’s disease. To clarify what dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is, I will provide an authentic definition of each. To begin, I will state that there are different forms of dementia. According to a site that specializes in providing information about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, states that “Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life.
When the man arrives at home from the hospital, he begins to remember that “this is his house” (Cherry 15). In the poem, “Alzheimer’s,” Kelly Cherry expresses the confusions and difficulties a man with dementia struggles with in life. The poem explores the chaos of the man who comes home from the hospital and his conflicts with his memory loss. The speaker is close to the man and is frustrated with him at the beginning of the poem, but the speaker’s feeling toward the man eventually shifts to sadness. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be painful and heartbreaking, though people need to understand that familiar circumstances and with family support can help the patients whose mind is gradually changing.
A lot of people think Alzheimer's is just forgetting minor things or daily tasks, but in reality, it’s a much more serious disease. In Seth Rogan’s speech to Congress, he uses his personal relationship and connection with his mother-in-law, and specific word choices to create a compelling argument for support for Alzheimer's disease. In Seth Rogan’s speech he uses a sense of connection and emotion to address congress about Alzheimer's. Rogan wants to help others, so one of his points in his speech is that he wants others to “feel less alone”, and he knows if “he and his wife saw someone like him talking about'' the disease more, he would feel better and know that there are many more people and families out there battling with Alzheimer’s.
I was born to older parents so all my life I have been surrounded by older people. Because of this I have experience plenty of people I know very well diagnosed with the disease Alzheimer's. This is something that strikes close to home because many of family members had the disease or a form of it called Dementia. Even my own grandmother and grandfather had the illness. Although the cure has not yet been found I believe the cure can be found in this generation.
Considering the time, I realize how late I am, but anyway, I 'd like to recognize that today happens to be World Alzheimer 's day. If you don 't already know, Alzheimers is a common form of dementia primarily caused by changes in the brain. Obviously, what 'd I like to do is bring more awareness, and even an understanding of Alzheimers. So, I figured the best I could do is provide a way that allows people to help the millions of people living with Alzheimers.
Student Name: Kayla Stradomski Course # and Section/Time: COMM 101 DAH; Monday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. Topic: Alzheimer’s disease General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose Statement: To educate my audience on the aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. INTRODUCTION Attention Getter: Can you imagine your life if your memories and cognition slowly started deteriorating?
It can also cause older adults to have trouble reading and writing. iii. Story Treatment iv. There is no cure for Frontotemporal Dementia and no way to slow down the process. v. Medicines like Trazodone and Zyprexa can potentially help with the behavioral changes the person may endure but it increases the chance of
This would allow them to better treat diseases than later
1 STEM CELL RESEARCH INTRODUCTION Stem cells offer much to medical advancement and patients with diseases that currently have no cure, because they have ability to reproduce almost into any kind of cell. For example, stem cells can replace neural cells that have been damaged in spinal cord or brain. Cells that have been destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation can also be replaced with new stem cells. As a result, billions of dollars are being used in stem cell research.
Scientists have been conducting tests with outcomes that prove that using this process will help cure those with these age-related diseases. If we are so high tech in this era maybe we may have something to help them and it is in our hands to help them out.
Alzheimer Association (2017) reports, it is the frightening symptoms of not being able to communicate successfully often cause symptoms, for example, anxiety, depression, and frustration. Schreiber, Schreiber, Lockhart, Horng, Beianin, Landau and Jagust (2017) reports, Alzheimer disease is a progressive illness that leads to confusion, an emotional psychological disorder that eventually affect every area of the elderly person lives. Both Alzheimer disease and depression both rank high as world’s leading mental health disorder in elderly adults. To comment on Alzheimer disease research suggest that Alzheimer is in fact a neurodegenerative incurable illness, a lethal diseases that affects practically 5 million
Struggling to remember if where you left your cell phone? Forgot to pick up an important note from the office? Has the meeting with your therapist that you booked a week ago completely forgotten? A frail memory can be totally disappointing in our daily life! Memory issues are a very normal annoyance, particularly with our age increasing yearly.