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By Sonja M. Lillrank

Examines the indications, factors, and results of Alzheimer's disorder and different dementias and demonstrates how quite a few remedies impact the mind to aid deal with those disorders...Title: .Alzheimer's sickness And different Dementias..Author: .Lillrank, sonja M., M.d./ Collins, Christine Collins, Ph.d. (EDT)/ Levitt, Pat (FRW)..Publisher: .Facts on File..Publication Date: .2007/01/01..Number of Pages: .118..Binding sort: .LIBRARY..Library of Congress: .2006010414

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This kind of language problem is called aphasia. A person with Alzheimer’s dementia often has changes in personality at this stage. These changes can be especially difficult for the patient’s family. Preexisting personality traits might be accentuated. For example, someone who has been shy with other people might get even more isolated. Patients may become less concerned about how their behavior affects other people.

WHAT CAN WE SEE IN THE BRAIN? In Alzheimer’s disease, the nerve cells stop working because the illness disrupts three processes that keep the neurons healthy: 47 48 Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias communication, metabolism, and repair. First, communication means that neurons can receive or send information, chemically or electronically from one neuron to another. Second, metabolism is a process in the neuron where energy is created for the neuron by breaking down nutrients or chemicals.

2b The accumulated fragments form plaques that interfere with brain function and are believed to be connected to Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center, a service of the National Institute on Aging NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES Nerve cells have an internal skeleton, or support structure, that is partly made up of structures called microtubules. A microtubule is like a tiny tube that transports nutrients between different parts of the neuron. The tau protein makes the microtubules stable.

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