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Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder that causes profound cognitive and behavioral impairments. It is the most common cause of dementia in older adults. A person’s genetics, lifestyle, and environment play a part in the development of the disease, but the cause of Alzheimer’s disease is not known. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and attempts at finding easily applied preventative measures have not been successful. The treatment for Alzheimer’s disease at this point focuses on symptomatic relief.
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- Describe the clinical features of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Explain the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Discuss the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
III. Etiology and Pathophysiology
1. Environmental Contaminants
2. Lifestyle and Medical Conditions
IV. Clinical Features of Alzheimer’s Disease
1. Cognitive Impairments
2. Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
V. Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
VI. Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
1. Drug Therapy
2. Environmental and Psychosocial Interventions
3. The DICE Method
4. Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills
VII. Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease
VIII. Case Study of Alzheimer’s Disease
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