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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people. It involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. People with Alzheimer's may have trouble with short-term memory or even the names of people they know and love. Over time, symptoms get worse and so far no treatment can stop the disease.

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Does gospel singer Lee Williams the QC's have Alzeheimer's disease?

Yes, he is in the early stages.

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English Spelling and Pronunciation

How do you pronounce 'alzheimers'?

alt-zy-mers

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Anemia

List of 10 noncommunicable diseases?

headache,stomach pain, anemia, arthritis,alzheimer's disease, tumour, cancer, heart block, ...

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Can alzheimers disease cause you to forget how to breath?

No, breathing is an involuntary reaction

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Endometriosis

Can endometriosis cause pain in right lower side?

Yes usually your ovaries

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Human Behavior

What theories are relevant to human growth and development and its affect on communication and language skills and abilities?

if somebody has not yet been able to develop a form of communication it could lead them to feel inadiquate frustrated and angry which could lead to severe challanging behaviour, or feeling withdrawn

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How might you assist the client with eating?

The best way to assist a client with eating is to do the "hand over hand" method. Gently place your hand or his or her hand, then guide the fork or spoon to his or her mouth. This allows the saliva to flow, aiding in digestion. And, if the client was previously unable to or forgetting how to use a fork or spoon, you may be surprised that this little action will help them remember how to use the utensil.

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Why do some elderly people forget to eat?

Such dementing illnesses as Alzheimer's disease may cause elderly persons to forget to eat.

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How do you die from alzheimer's disease?

Click on the link below.

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Skin Care
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Capillaries

What causes red capillaries to burst on ankles?

CVI chronic venous Insufficiency also called spider veins, or Telangiectasias-can be caused by developmental abnormalities. This is often treated with laser or IPL therapy. There have been medication based treatments available for over 50 years. A Sclerosant medication is injected into the diseased vein so it hardens and eventually shrinks away.

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Power of Attorney

Can a person grant a Power of Attorney after they have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's?

That would depend on the cognitive ability of the patient. Some people with AD still retain the ability to comprehend such an issue. Others might be cognizant at the time the document is signed and deny later that they agreed. In many states if POA has not been validated before the diagnosis, a spouse or family member must apply for adult guardianship through probate court. Each state has specific laws concerning legal issues relating to persons who are mentally impaired. Consulting an attorney who specializes in Elder Law might be the best option.

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Is Strattera ever used with Alzheimer's drugs?

There have been tests done to see if Strattera (Atomoxetine) interacts with Alzheimer's medications, such as Exelon. However, Strattera is not indicated, or prescribed for, Alzheimer's treatment.

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What is troponin level?

Troponin level is a type of blood test used to check for damage to the heart. It is a protein found inside the muscle cells in the heart and is not normally found in the blood stream. If the heart is damaged due to lack of blood flow or oxygen, the muscle cells of the heart begin to break down and release troponin into the blood stream. Since it is not normally found in the blood stream, if the laboratory detects troponin in your blood, it is likely that you have suffered some sort of damage to your heart muscle tissue and need further testing or therapy.

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Example Sentences

What is a sentence using the term Alzheimer's?

Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease is a challenge that calls upon the patience, creativity, knowledge, and skills of each caregiver.

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What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's disease is a disorder of the brain, named after German physician Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. Scientists have learned a great deal about Alzheimer's disease in a century since Dr. Alzheimer first drew attention to it.

Today we know that Alzheimer's is a progressive and fatal brain disease. Alzheimer's destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer's gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today it is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States.

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Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that presents itself as memory impairment and difficulty speaking, doing common tasks that require motor skills, inability to remember common things, and doing tasks that require planning.

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How can anthritis be cured?

To date there stil is no cure for arthritis. the only options available at present are damage control medications.

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Adolf Hitler

What are the names of Alois Alzheimer's parents?

Eduard and Theresia Alzheimer

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What happens to debt acquired by a parent who now has Alzheimers and is unable to pay?

This is an issue governed by the state of residency laws. In most cases persons who are mentally ill or have a mentally dibilitating disease such as AD, are subject to a competency hearing. If the court finds the person is unable to handle their own finances, a guardian and/or conservator will be appointed. The usual procedure is the guardian files BK for the insolvent person. However, ALL actions are subject to the approval of the governing court. As is obvious this can be very complicate, the assistance of an attorney is the best option.

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What is the brain parenchyma?

neuronal tissue of the brain or just neuron

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US Presidents
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Ronald Reagan

What did Ronald Reagan die from?

Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the US, died on June 5, 2004 of pneumonia. After leaving office in 1989, he increasingly suffered from the effects of Alzheimer's Disease. He was 93 years old. (Only Gerald Ford, the 38th President, was older when he died.)

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Hand and Foot Pain

What causes hand cramps?

I keep on getting hand cramps during the day also at night.

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What are The 4 a's of alzheimer's disease?

anxiety, aggression, agitation, and apathy

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What famous people have had alzheimer's?

Former US president Ronald Reagan died of alzheimer's disease.

Others with the disease include:

Joe Adcock, baseball player

Mabel Albertson, actor

Dana Andrews, actor

Rudolph Bing, opera impresario

James Brooks, artist

Charles Bronson actor, film director

Abe Burrows,author

Carroll Campbell, Former Rebublican Senator

Joyce Chen, chef

Perry Como, Singer entertainer

Aaron Copland, composer

Willem DeKooning, artist

James Doohan, actor

Thomas Dorsey, singer

Tom Fears, professional football player and coach

Louis Feraud, fashion designer

Arlene Francis, actor

Mike Frankovich, film producer

John Douglas French, physician

Barry Goldwater, Senator of Arizona

Rita Hayworth, actress

Raul Silva Henriquez, Roman Catholic cardinal, human rights advocate

Charlton Heston actor and political activist

Mervyn Leroy, director

Jack Lord, actor

Ross MacDonald, author

Burgess Meredith, actor

Iris Murdoch, author

Edmond O'Brien, actor

Arthur O'Connell, actor

Marv Owen, baseball player

Molly Picon, actor

Otto Preminger, director

Bill Quackenbush, professional hockey player

Harry Ritz, performer

Sugar Ray Robinson, boxer

Norman Rockwell, artist

Simon Scott, actor

Irving Shulman, screenwriter

Betty Schwartz, Olympic gold medal winner in track events

Kay Swift,composer

Alfred Van Vogt, science fiction writer

E.B. White, author

Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister

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Is alzheimer's disorder organic or functional?

yes

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Could an 18 year old have Alzheimer's disease?

It is highly unlikely.

If you are having problems with memory it is much more likely that you have depression, ADD, insufficient sleep or some other medical problem.

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