Tagged: Alzheimer Disease

The Genetics of Alzheimer ’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of age-related demen­tia and is characterized by progressive and insidious neurodegeneration of the central nervous system eventually leading to a gradual decline of cognitive function and...

Ethical Issues in the Care of Individuals with Dementia

THE PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL ETHICS Three ethical principles are fundamental to medical care in general and the care of individuals with dementia in particular: autonomy, welfare, and social justice (ABIM Foundation 2002). The principle...

Promising Strategies for Preventing Dementia

Age is the greatest risk factor for dementia, with the prevalence of demen­tia nearly doubling with every five years of age. The oldest-old, which generally refers to people 85 years of age and older,...

Bad arteries is bad for your brain

If it affects your heart, it affects your brain. These two organs are inextricably linked by miles of arteries, blood vessels, and capillaries that feed your heart and also go up into your skull...