Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is basically all about a chronic neurodegenerative disease that eventually starts slowly and then worsens over time. It is also the cause of 60-70% of cases of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is also caused by brain cell death. If a person is going through Alzheimer’s disease then the person’s tissue would have fewer and fewer nerve cells and connections.

The systems that are affected by Alzheimer’s disease are :

Central Nervous System
Digestive System
Neuromuscular System

The impact of Alzheimer’s disease on the society would be that Alzheimer’s is creating an enormous strain on the health care system, families and their federal budget. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that damages and eventually destroys brain cells, leading to a loss of memory, thinking and other brain functions.

The techniques to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease are :


  1. Ask the person and one of the family member or one of the friend questions about the overall health of the person, use of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, diet, past medical problems, ability to carry out daily activities, and the changes happened in the behaviour and the personality.
  2. Conducting the tests problem solving, attention, memory, counting, and language
  3. Carry out standard medical tests, such as urine and blood tests, to identify other possible causes of the problem.

Perform brain scans, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) or positron emission tomography (PET), to rule out other possible causes for symptom.

Doctor looking at CT scan 

The economic impacts are that some people could not afford money for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and lose their family members.

The cultural impacts are that some religion would agree for some of the tests that are taken to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease.

The political impacts are that there are laws in some country which do not allow technical advances. 


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