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    Neuropathological Disorders: Alzheimer's Disease

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    Please help on writing ideas for paper on the neurological disorder Alzheimer's disease.
    Describe the physiological basis of the disorder.
    Provide an explanation regarding whether the disorder is genetic or environmental in origin.
    Please no plagiarism.

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    Alzheimer's Disease

    Physiological basis of Alzheimer's disorder:

    The Alzheimer's disease involves tangles and plaques that are made up of the tau proteins and the amyloid beta proteins that are present in the brain of patients suffering this disease. Patients with this type of disease have a defect in the cellular processes of the brain and affect the memory. A serious condition of this disorder may lead to problems in the physiological process and this leads to the destruction of the function of the cells due to the disruption of the flow of ions in the cells. This affects the flow of potassium and yet it is important in the formation of memory (Kurtev, 2002).

    There are also abnormalities in the nerve cells and it is believed that the disease is present in the patient's whole body. The skin cells of patients with this disease cause defects in the ability of the cell to regulate calcium and potassium ions properly. The defects in the skin show that there are physiological changes throughout the body that causes the Alzheimer's disease. The diagnosis of this disorder is possible when there is a detection of the fibrillary tangles and the neural plaques when an autopsy is ...

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    The solution discusses neuropathological disorders specifically Alzheimer's disease.

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