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Alzheimer’s Disease
Funda Kose
Introduction to Psychology-CR101-10/FA
Emily Pierceall,
Central Community College
Columbus, Nebraska

There is a significant relationship between age and Alzheimer’s disease. About half of the population above the age of 85 is facing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Advanced age of the population increases, the number of people caught in Alzheimer’s disease in is increasing in societies.
Some people do become more forgetful as they get older. By 2010 the numbers of cases of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have increased by at least 25 percent. Alzheimer disease affects approximately 5.3 million people in the United States
Alzheimer's disease is thought to be around 20-25 million in today's world. Currently, eight people in the United States over the age of 65, 80 years one out of every two adults in the Alzheimer disease (AD) patient. Every 71 seconds one person in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer’s disease destroys a person’s memory functions, and ability to learn and carry out daily activities, such as talking, eating.

“Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, and the things you never want to lose” (Kevin Arnold)
With the spread of technological advances in the fields of medicine and health services, birth and death rates is falling and average life expectancy is prolonged. Most people think that Alzheimer’s disease is a loss of memory. However, Alzheimer's disease is not only a loss of memory, it is a neurodegenerative brain disease, is the most common cause of dementia. The loss of brain cells is a natural process, but a patient who suffers dementia, the patient's brain will not function normally. The elderly population has increased The best explanation for this disease is; Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease of the human brain that is characterized by impairment of...