States Academic Press
Medical Science - Neuroscience & Neurology
Alzheimer’s disease is a medical condition in which the normal functioning of the brain is hampered. Some of the common symptoms of this disease are loss of memory, unstable behavior and language problems. The patients also have difficulty in executing complex tasks and recognizing people. The major characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease are tangles and plaques in the brain. The disease is broadly categorized into three stages, mild, moderate and severe. The dependency on others for everyday tasks increases as the disease gets more severe. It is diagnosed with the help of procedures such as neurologic function tests, genetic testing, cognitive and memory tests, and CT scan and MRI scan. This book unfolds the innovative aspects of research on Alzheimer’s disease which will be crucial for the progress of this field in the future. Also included herein is a detailed explanation of the various ways of managing this disease. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book.