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Show simple item record Belzil, Camille 2007-09-24T21:13:28Z 2007-09-24T21:13:28Z 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Belzil, Camille (2006). Alzheimer's Dementia. Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal, 1(2). en
dc.identifier.issn 1718-8482
dc.description.abstract Alzheimer's dementia is a complex disorder in both its symptoms and its mechanisms. While it is not a normal part of aging, its prevalence increases exponentially with age. As the 'baby-boomer' generation begins to enter the 65+ demographic in the West, we can expect to see an unprecedented number of cases of Alzheimer's in the near future. This paper discusses the methods of diagnosing and treating individuals with Alzheimer's with respect to their rights as individuals. Methods of easing the burden of caregivers through counseling and drug therapy are also covered. The etiology of Alzheimer's is discussed from a chiefly biomedical perspective, with notable attention to the genetic factors leading to higher risk of developing Alzheimer's. Lastly, social and ethical issues including quality of care, euthanasia, and current societal values are considered. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal en
dc.subject Dementia en
dc.subject Alzheimer's disease - Diagnosis en
dc.title Alzheimer's Dementia en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty University of Lethbridge en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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