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alzheimer’s disease case study

Mrs Graham, 87, was a mother of nine and had many grandchildren. Being a mother was her identity and what gave her purpose. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She could no longer carry out tasks independently and needed to be cared for throughout the day. She attended a day centre but did not engage […]

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The cause of Alzheimer’s disease

SOME CAUSES OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE It is likely that a number of combined factors are responsible for Alzheimer’s disease. These include: • age • genetic inheritance • environmental factors • diet • overall general health. Age is the greatest risk factor for dementia, but other factors are important. Although inherited factors may be a feature, […]

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alzheimer’s disease main features

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting around 500,000 people in the UK, and accounts for approximately 55% of all cases of dementia (Alzheimer’s Society 2006b). First described by the German neurologist Alois Alzheimer, it is a physical disease affecting the brain, which is irreversible. The changes result from ‘plaques’ and ‘tangles’, […]

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