Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, including care, nursing diagnosis, signs and symptoms.

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Dementia is a set of conditions, medically diagnosed, and leading to recognized and measurable behavioral changes in an individual. Dementia of the Alzheimer's type is a chronic cognitive disorder that is manifested in impairment of either short-term or long-term memory or even both. It has a slow onset and its etiology is unknown, although many speculate that genetics may play a role as well as the decrease in acetylcholine which is a neurotransmitter that is …

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…is being said when spoken to at a slower pace. In summary, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia are often secondary diagnoses and because of this, they are often overlooked in the management of care and proper treatment of patients with other diagnoses. Alzheimer's Disease does not discriminate. Nobody asks to have Alzheimer's so it is important to remember that patients do not always act out the way they want to. Sometimes they just can't help it.