2. Neurodegenerative disease resulting in mental and intellectual decline (alz.org). Continue reading...
3. Most common cause of dementia and progressively worsens leading to patient’s death.
a. Memory loss (alz.org).
b. Inability to solve daily tasks and problems
c.Confusion about place and time
d. Depression and social withdrawal
- Causes of AD
- i. Presence of Amyloid peptide oligomers and neurofibrillary tangles that result in damage and death of neurons.(Gravitz, 2011)
ii. Inherent Genetic predisposition. (APOE) allele 4, GSK3 and TREM2 are part of gene clusters associated with AD (Bertram, Lill& Tanzi, 2010).
- The presence of amyloid