CARE OF THE OLDER PERSON
Elder care includes a wide range of services that are provided over a period of time to people who are unable to perform their activities of daily living.. As people get older, they are susceptible to all forms of diseases and ailments associated with ageing.
Alzheimer's disease is one of the diseases and ailments associated with aging. As the population ages, increasing numbers of older people with Alzheimer's disease are placed into an acute care hospital to manage a condition other than Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease is the loss of mental functions such as thinking, memory, and reasoning that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. Alzheimers disease develops when the parts of the brain that are involved with learning, memory, decision making, and language are affected by any of various infections or diseases. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease.
.Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of Dementia. Alzheimer's disease slowly and progressively destroys portions of the brain. Stages
Course of disease progression defined by levels or periods of severity: early, mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe Sign
In medicine a sign is what a physician finds by examining a patient. For example, a patient with the symptom of pain might have signs of a fast heart rate, a pale face, a clammy touch anDiagnosis
The process by which a physician determines what disease a patient has by studying the patient's symptoms and medical history and by analyzing any tests performed (blood, urine, brain scans, etc.).
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Causes of Alzheimer's disease
All forms of dementia result from the death of nerve cells and the loss of communication among these cells. Alzheimer's disease causes 50 percent to 70 percent of all dementia.
Genes also play a role in...