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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Alzheimer's Disease Mary Roriston Alzheimer's Disease is not sex-linked, genetic linked, or a mutation. Therefore, there is no chromosome the disease is located on. Alzheimer's can be more common to people who have had a family history with the disease. Alzheimer's is more common to people ages 65 and to females. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia among older people. About 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's. When you have Alzheimer's Disease, your brain cells are dying, which mean you loose your short-time memory. People suffering with Alzheimer's have trouble focusing, a hard time doing ordinary activities, and often feel confused or frustrated. People may have dramatic mood swings, a feeling of disorientation, an odd walk or physical problems, and trouble communicating. Loved ones may be forgotten. One in eight Americans haven't been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, yet they suffer from the disease. When somebody is diagnosed, the doctor will ask a family member or a friend about the overall health and wellness of the patient. Tests involving memory, problem solving, and counting will be conducted. Doctors will carry out standard medical tests, and eventually brain scans will be performed. Currently no treatments can stop Alzheimer's, however some drugs can keep symptoms from getting worse, but only for a limited amount of time. Alzheimers Disease. Medicine Plus. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 May 2016. <>.Alzheimers Disease Health Center. Web MD. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 May 2016. <>. Many people believe that Alzheimer's happens because of old age, however the disease isn't a natural part of aging.
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