At the end of this unit the learner should be able to:-
- Understand Alzheimer’s disease.
- Make a proper diagnosis of the condition.
- Manage a patient with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.
- It is a progressive disease beginning with mild memory loss and possibly leading to loss of the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to the environment.
- Alzheimer’s disease involves parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language.
- More than 6 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s. An estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in 2022. Seventy-three percent are age 75 or older. About 1 in 9 age 65 and older (10.7%) has Alzheimer’s.