Why is There a Rise in Alzheimer's Disease?

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needs to be in APA format, need at least 5 references,

Introduction paragraph needs to be at least 200 words and an overview of the paper, define Alzheimers and how it works in the brain

Burden of the problem paragraph needs to be the biggest paragraph so at least 500 words, in the paragraph talk about why there is a rise, the factors, include statistics, how it affects individuals, families, state, and government. Why is there no cure?

Treatment and Prevention paragraph needs to be at least 300 words, include treatment methods, and prevention methods. also mention those who are at risk

Funding issues paragraph needs to be at least 300 words, describe how the fundings from government and state affect treatment issues and cures. Also the amount that is spent annually, for the patient and family ,and insurance.

Conclusion: overview of the paper and the findings

below are my previous papers leading up to this, hopefully will help you get an idea of what I've been discussing.

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Rise in Alzheimer's Disease Cheyenne Marmolejo ID: 110256035 Submitted to: Due Date: March 19, 2019 Word limit: 250 Learning Objectives After this presentation, students should be able to: oTo define Alzheimer's Disease oTo understand how it affects the brain oTo recognize the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's oTo be aware of the diagnosis and prognosis oTo understand why it is expected to rise Introduction • “Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out simple tasks.” (National Institute on Aging) • Currently 5.7 million Americans (2018), 14 million by 2020 • Every 65 seconds • Sixth leading cause of death for the elderly, expected to be the third by 2030. • 1 in 3 elderly are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s • More common in women • <65 yrs.- 4%, 65-74 yrs.- 16%, 75-84 yrs.- 44%, >85 yrs.-37% • Only cause of death among top 10, in the US that CANNOT be cured Background • Alzheimer’s brain consist of: Amyloid Plaques and Tau • Vascular system • Glucose metabolism • Lost of connection between neurons in brain • As neuron dies tissue shrinks: • • • • • • 1st in hippocampus- memory 2nd in frontal lobe- logical thoughts 3rd in amygdala- erratic mood swings 4th in primary auditory- paranoia and hallucinations 5th in parietal lobe- long term memory 6th in occipital lobe- control center Signs and Symptoms • A person with Alzheimer's may experience: • Memory loss that disrupts daily life • Challenges in planning or solving problems • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure • Confusion with time and place • Problems with words in speaking, reading, and writing • Changes in mood and personality • Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps • Decreased or poor judgment • Withdrawal from work or social activities Complications • • • • • • We age Doctors unable to identity the early signs of Alzheimer's Diagnosing takes a team of specialists and variety of tests Catch the disease in its final stages, too late Still unaware of the exact cause No treatment able to prevent, slow, or stop • Clinical trials Preventions • Unfortunately, there is no known prevention • HOWEVER: • Knowing your family history • As we get older, frequent check ups • Living a healthy lifestyle • Exercise – body and brain • Good heart health Resources • Research Centers • • • • • UCSF Memory and Aging Center Stanford Alzheimer's Research Center UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center UCSF Fresno Alzheimer and Memory Center UCLA Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease • Care Facilities in Fresno • Bella Vista Memory Care • Cedarbrook Memory Care • Oakmont of Fresno Conclusion • Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the top deadliest disease without a cure • Puts a burden on individual, family, state & federal government, and nation health care system • One day a cure for this disease will arise References o A. (Ed.). (2018). 2018 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures. Retrieved March 10, 2019, from https://www.alz.org/media/Documents/facts-and-figures-2018-r.pdf o N. (2017, May 16). What Is Alzheimer's Disease? Retrieved March 12, 2019, from https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-alzheimers-disease o Albers, M. W., Gilmore, G. C., Kaye, J., Murphy, C., Wingfield, A., Bennett, D. A., Boxer, A. L., Buchman, A. S., Cruickshanks, K. J., Devanand, D. P., Duffy, C. J., Gall, C. M., Gates, G. A., Granholm, A. C., Hensch, T., Holtzer, R., Hyman, B. T., Lin, F. R., McKee, A. C., Morris, J. C., Petersen, R. C., Silbert, L. C., Struble, R. G., Trojanowski, J. Q., Verghese, J., Wilson, D. A., Xu, S., … Zhang, L. I. (2014). At the interface of sensory and motor dysfunctions and Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 11(1), 70-98. Prevention The Rise of Alzheimer’s in California • Cheyenne Marmolejo California State University, Fresno, CA Background • Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death for the elderly in the United States. “Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that destroys memory, thinking skills, and eventually ability to carry out simple tasks.” (NIA) An Alzheimer's brain consists of: Amyloid plaques and Tau tangles. Once that occurs, the brain loses connections between neurons in the brain. Once neurons die, brain tissues shrinks and will aggressively destroy all six regions of the brain, eventually leading to death. Currently 5.7 million American are effected by the disease. One in three elderly Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer's, which is more common in women. By 2030, expected to be the third leading cause of death. A person with Alzheimer’s may experience: memory loss, changes in mood and personality, misplacing things, problems with speaking, reading and writing, and difficulty solving problems. Complications • The biggest issue with this disease is that there is no prevention, no treatment, or no cure. One thing we have to face and that’s playing a huge factor is we are aging and living loner. As of now, doctors are unable to identify the early sings of Alzheimer's because of that they are unaware of the exact cause. When diagnosing, it usually takes a team of specialists and variety of tests. Most often the disease is diagnosed in its final stages which is already too late. Currently Alzheimer's is the only cause of death among the top ten in the US that cannot be cured. Unfortunately, as of now, there is no known cure for the disease. However, there are some actions that can be taken to try to prevent the disease from occurring. Knowing our family history . Another way to try to prevent the disease is get frequent checks up with your physician, it will not only help prevent this disease but many others. Finally, another way to prevent this disease is by living a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle consists of exercising both the body and the brain, getting good adequate sleep, and also a well- balances diet. Just that alone can help us maintain good help and love longer. Conclusion • Alzheimer’s is one of the top deadliest disease without a cure. Research is constantly being done to help find a cure. However, in the meantime, it affects not just the individual but also the family, state and federal government, and nation health care system. References oA. (Ed.). (2018). 2018 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures. Retrieved March 10, 2019, from https://www.alz.org/media/Documents/facts-andfigures-2018-r.pdf oN. (2017, May 16). What Is Alzheimer's Disease? Retrieved March 12, 2019, from https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-alzheimersdisease oAlbers, M. W., Gilmore, G. C., Kaye, J., Murphy, C., Wingfield, A., Bennett, D. A., Boxer, A. L., Buchman, A. S., Cruickshanks, K. J., Devanand, D. P., Duffy, C. J., Gall, C. M., Gates, G. A., Granholm, A. C., Hensch, T., Holtzer, R., Hyman, B. T., Lin, F. R., McKee, A. C., Morris, J. C., Petersen, R. C., Silbert, L. C., Struble, R. G., Trojanowski, J. Q., Verghese, J., Wilson, D. A., Xu, S., … Zhang, L. I. (2014). At the interface of sensory and motor dysfunctions and Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 11(1), 70-98. The Rise in Alzheimer’s Disease in California The Rise in Alzheimer’s Disease in California Cheyenne Marmolejo 110256035 Submitted to: Dr. Suja Shan Submission Date: 2/19/2019 Word Limit: 750 words 1 The Rise in Alzheimer’s Disease in California 2 Introduction I plan on discussing how Alzheimer’s is now on the rise in California, and focusing on the factors contributing to the rise of the disease. I will also be comparing and contrast where Alzheimer’s is generally a problem and where it is not in California. Another topic I will discuss is, only certain races are primarily affected with the disease, some more than others. Statement of the Problem An investigative study to asses why Alzheimer’s has become the sixth leading cause of death in California, and by the year 2030, those affected by the disease will have doubled. Background/ Significance of the Problem Alzheimer’s Disease is an incurable, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory, ability to think, and eventually unable to do simple tasks (National Institute on Aging. 2017). A person affected with Alzheimer’s may experience symptoms such as: memory loss, language problems, and unpredictable behavior. Recently, my Aunt was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and it was such an emotional experience for all of our family to go through. Although, from my Aunt’s experience, I can say that it is all true. My Aunt mainly struggles in the speech aspect of it, but eventually she will forget how to communicate, cook, and even eat. It’s not only a hard thing to watch but we never know when that day will come when she will wake up and forget who we all are. With it, comes her good days and her bad days; a good day consists of her finishing her own sentences and remembering how to make lasagna. A bad day consists of her not being able to get the words out of her mouth and forgetting what was said to her five The Rise in Alzheimer’s Disease in California 3 minutes ago. Every day is a struggle for her, but we cherish the moments we have till they are gone. Damage to the hippocampus is where Alzheimer’s starts to affect the person, and eventually spreads throughout the brain causing it to shrink (National Institute of Health). Those affected are usually 65 years and older. It is now the sixth leading cause in the United States, and in California. (Alzheimer’s Association. 2019) As of now, there are no cures for the disease, however they are constantly doing studies trying to find cures. There also treatment centers and medication available to help slow the process down. My aunt is currently involved in a study through San Francisco State. Burden of the Problem The burden of the problem is that Alzheimer’s has now increased to the sixth leading cause of death, not just in California but in the United States as well. It is also expected to rise by the year 2030 for unknown reasons. As of 2019, there is no cure for the disease. Doctors are also unable to identify the early signs of Alzheimer’s. Key Stakeholders The population being affected by Alzheimer’s are those fifty years and up. As we tend to age, we become more prone to developing Alzheimer’s Disease (Mark W. Albers). Alzheimer’s tends to become a problem amongst minority groups for reasons such as: lower education, genetic structure and vulnerability to vascular disease. (ProQuest) There are also certain medication that may work for certain races but not work for others. So, finding a medication that is diverse is essential in treating this disease. Report The Rise in Alzheimer’s Disease in California 4 To try to help with Alzheimer’s, I believe some sort of campaign should be established to promote people to get yearly checkups once reaching the age of fifty. I believe it can help prevent or catch Alzheimer’s in its earliest stages before it’s too late. We could provide them with genetic testing, assessments, and scans. It would not only help prevent Alzheimer’s but other diseases as well. Spending money on finding a cure is needed, however money should also be spent educating others about the disease, especially minority groups. With that being said, healthcare needs to be more accessible and affordable. Though I am not a doctor, so doing research to find a cure is out of my practice, but I can educate others on the information I do know. These are just some methods I would try to fulfill in order to help prevent Alzheimer’s from increasing. Summary/ Conclusion From this assessment, I learned that being able to diagnosis Alzheimer’s in its earliest stages is nearly impossible. It is also taking over because we have yet to find a cure for the disease. From researching, I also learned that Alzheimer’s puts a burden on individuals, families, state, federal government, businesses, and the nation health care system. I also learned that Medicare has increased its funding by nearly 50% compared to all the other diseases and Alzheimer’s is the only disease to have increased since 2002. (Mark W. Albers) Overall, I believe more preventive measures in all aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease needs to be taken in order to decrease the amount of those affected. • Alzheimer’s Brain consist of: Amyloid Plaques and Tau • Vascular system • Glucose metabolism The Rise in Alzheimer’s Disease in California • Lost of connection between neurons in brain • As neuron dies brain tissue shrinks: 1st in the hippocampu 5 The Rise in Alzheimer’s Disease in California 6 References o N. (2017, May 16). What Is Alzheimer's Disease? Retrieved January 31, 2019, from https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-alzheimers-disease o (Ed.). (n.d.). What Is Alzheimer's? Retrieved January 31, 2019, from https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/what-is-alzheimers o Ross, L. K., Ph.D., Brennan, C., B.A., Nazareno, J., M.S.W, & Fox, P., Ph.D. (n.d.). Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures in California. Retrieved January 31, 2019, from https://altc.assembly.ca.gov/sites/altc.assembly.ca.gov/files/hearings/CADataRep ort_full_corrected02262009.pdf o Alzheimer's Association Current issue of focus on african american healthcare documents dramatic rise in alzheimer's disease within black community. (2004, Sep 17). PR NewswireRetrieved from https://search-proquestcom.hmlproxy.lib.csufresno.edu/docview/444546224?accountid=10349 o Albers, M. W., Gilmore, G. C., Kaye, J., Murphy, C., Wingfield, A., Bennett, D. A., Boxer, A. L., Buchman, A. S., Cruickshanks, K. J., Devanand, D. P., Duffy, C. J., Gall, C. M., Gates, G. A., Granholm, A. C., Hensch, T., Holtzer, R., Hyman, B. T., Lin, F. R., McKee, A. C., Morris, J. C., Petersen, R. C., Silbert, L. C., Struble, R. G., Trojanowski, J. Q., Verghese, J., Wilson, D. A., Xu, S., … Zhang, L. I. (2014). At the interface of sensory and motor dysfunctions and Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 11(1), 70-98. The Rise in Alzheimer’s Disease in California o Alzheimer's disease prevalence rates rise to more than five million in the united states; - someone develops alzheimer's every 72 seconds, according to new alzheimer's association report -. (2007, Mar 20). PR Newswire Retrieved from https://search-proquestcom.hmlproxy.lib.csufresno.edu/docview/453825531?accountid=10349 7 ...
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Running Head: ALZHEIMERS DISEASE

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Alzheimer’s Disease
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ALZHEIMERS DISEASE

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Introduction

Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects the brain and leads to a loss of the functionality and
structure of the neurons that form the building blocks. As a result, the disease leads to memory
loss among a majority of those it affects. The other symptoms associated with the condition include
problems with communicating coherently and in a meaningful way, quick shifts in the
temperament, loss of personal and social conduct appreciation and withdrawal. The disease over a
period physically depreciates the affected body and leads to death as main organs are wasted away
(Elio, Schelterns & Feldman, 2011). On average, most individuals succumb to the disease 3 to 9

years after diagnosis.
The causes of the disease are poorly understood but it is generally accepted that genetics
have the largest role to play in determining who gets affected by the disease. Other factors that are
believed to cause the condition are many forms of depression, injuries to the brain or depression.
As earlier stated, the disease begins by wasting away neurons found in the brain. Degeneration
also occurs in other parts like the frontal cortex and leads to the general shrinking of the brain.
This paper seeks to delve into Alzheimer’s as a disease that affects a sizeable portion of the
population more so the elderly, and evaluate its effects on the society at large (Jeffrey et al, 2018).
The burden of the Problem
Alzheimer’s is a growing social phenomenon because of the demographic changes that have
occurred from the beginning of the boomer generation. The condition mostly affects the elderly
and is in street parlance equated to dementia. The demographic change that has been occurring in
the last few decades has seen two effects. Firstly, a larger section of the population is living longer
and thereby increasing the number of people at risk of getting the disease. An aging population

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