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Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

The symptoms of AD usually occur after sixty years of age but may occur as early as forty. Symptoms often begin with recent memory loss, confusion, poor judgment, and personality changes. In later stages of AD, ADLs such as dressing and eating are affected.

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An example of a neurological disorder is Alzheimer's Disease (AD). There are no definitive causes of AD. Some that have been identified include lesions caused by plaque, inflammation in brain cells, oxidative stress effects on brain cells, genetic factors, beta amyloid protein and senile plaques, tau protein and neurofibrillary tangles, estrogen effects on brain neurotransmitters, dysfunction in brain cell communication, autoimmune responses, viruses, and vessel anomalies. Two types of AD have been identified: familial AD (FAD), which follows an inheritance pattern, and sporadic AD. AD occurs as early-onset (younger than sixty-five ...

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Two types of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) have been identified: familial (FAD), which follows an inheritance pattern, and sporadic AD. AD occurs as early-onset (younger than sixty-five years) or late-onset (sixty-five years and older). Some forms of early-onset AD are inherited and often progress faster than late-onset AD.

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