With this illness the neurons literally decay or either away. ” (“Experiencing the Lifespan”, Janet Belles, 2007) According to the Alchemist’s Associations informational website, alls. Org, about 5 million people in the US are affected by the disease (What is Alchemist’s, alls. Org, April 1, 2010) . If the disease is not treated in good time, loved ones may experience a total over all change in the affected person’s demeanor. A normally calm, sweet person may become easily agitated and aggressive.

Although there are no known cures at this time, the article I reviewed, Diagnosis and treatment of dementia: 1. Risk assessment and primary prevention of Alchemies disease Patterson C, Flightier JAW, Garcia A, Hissing GUY, McKnight C, Sidekick AD (February 2008). “Diagnosis and treatment of dementia: 1 . Risk assessment and primary prevention of Alchemies disease”. SCAM) sheds light on the fact that, although there are many scientists that believe there are preventive measures that can be taken, ultimately, genetics plays the largest role in the likelihood of developing Alchemist’s.

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I chose the article for the reason that it was not only written by various scholars from the Division of Geriatric Medicine and a plethora of high standing medical universities, but Glenn 2 also because it had such a large amount of very useful information. In accordance with our text (“Experiencing the Lifespan”, Janet Belles, 2007), a certain genetic marker plays a role In the discovery of AD.

The research enclosed within the article I found also states that “For the primary prevention of Alchemist’s disease, there Is good evidence for controlling vascular risk factors, especially hypertension (grade AAA and weak or insufficient evidence for manipulation of lifestyle factors and prescribing AT molestations. ” ( Patterson w, Agar a A, Hushing c. AY, Manacling Sidekick AD (February 2008). “Diagnosis and treatment of dementia: 1. Risk assessment and primary prevention of Alchemies disease”. SCAM).

Thus leaning towards the fact that genetics plays a bigger role, and taking action to prevent the disease with lifestyle changes and medications may help but won’t demolish your chances. The main point of the author’s piece discusses a hypothetical patient’s story. It was Just what the doctor ordered when it comes to describing ways to prevent or decrease chances of getting AD. It paints a picture of a Mr.. A, a 45 year old, non-smoker/drinker, male with hypertension who expresses his concerns in regard to developing Alchemist’s Disease during a check-up.

Since his mother is currently suffering from it and he sees the toll that it is in turn taking on his family, he wants to know what his “chances are of escaping this terrible disease. “” the results of the Systolic Hypertension in Europe (CYST-EURO) study revealed a reduced risk of dementia among participants receiving intensiveness treatment. ( Patterson C, Fighter JAW, Garcia A, Hissing GUY, McKnight C, Sidekick AD (February 2008). “Diagnosis and treatment of dementia: 1. Risk assessment and primary prevention of Alchemies disease”.

SCAM) According to the CYST-EURO study mentioned above, Mr.. A Glenn 3 may not be at higher risk because of his high blood pressure, as one might think. Strangely enough, it was also found that tobacco smoking “actually reduces the risk of dementia” (Alameda POP, Hulls K, Lawrence D, et al. Smoking as a risk factor for Alchemist’s disease: contrasting evidence from a systematic review of case-control and cohort studies. Addiction 2002;97:15-28. [Pumped). High dietary fat intake and low levels of omega-3 fatty acids pose an increased risk of dementia as well, but since Mr..

A is already being treated for hypertension, part of that treatment would restrict is fat intake, thus additionally helping to reduce the risk of developing AD. Engaging in regular physical and intellectual exercise such as Kudos, cross words or word finds have also been found to help with memory loss. “Epidemiological studies have suggested that the consumption of several medications is associated with a reduced risk of dementia. These products include nonessential anti-inflammatory drugs, vitamin supplements, and estrogen in women. ( Patterson C, Fighter JAW, Garcia A, The authors conclude that despite the fact that there is evidence to show that Mr.. A ay not be at a higher risk of developing AD due to the above non-genetic studies, experiential figures unfortunately show that Mr.. As risk Jumps from 5% (baseline risk) to 13%, because he has a first-degree relative with late-onset Alchemist’s disease. ( Patterson C, Fighter JAW, Garcia A, Hissing GUY, McKnight C, Sidekick AD (February 2008). “Diagnosis and treatment of dementia: 1. Risk assessment and primary prevention of Alchemies disease”.

SCAM) Glenn 4 Positively, I thought that this article was very well written in that they use a hypothetical case to make the point that genetics plays the biggest part in developing Alchemist’s. The piece utilized an abundance of sources to solidify their findings, which on one hand is a good thing. But negatively, at times, pulling information from so many places made it a bit hard to concretely decide if a certain factor really made a Iterance or not. For example, I chosen not to Include ten Toweling stereographic information in my review of the article because it was confusing to me. Although studies of occupation and dementia risk are inconclusive… Occupational exposure to environmental toxins such as pesticides, fertilizers, fumigants and defoliants was associated with an increased risk of Alchemies asses. ” ( Patterson C, Fighter JAW, Garcia A, Hissing GUY, McKnight C, Sidekick AD primary prevention of Alchemies disease”. SCAM). As a student, I don’t see why this information was imperative to include if the studies were “inconclusive”. It only made for more confusion when it came to listing risk factors for readers.

After reading in Belles that there is “no way of halting the disease process once it has begun” (“Experiencing the Lifespan”, Janet Belles, 2007), I do believe that this article contributes to the field of human development because it does give further insight into ways of possibly preventing Alchemist’s Disease. Although the picture this particular article paints may be a little blurred in spots. I found the fact that research has discovered decreases in Alchemist’s in those that smoke and drink wine occasionally unexpected.

I would have thought that tobacco and alcohol use would increase the risk, as it does with other disorders. I knew that it is said that Alchemies “runs in the family’, but it was shocking to find out that your risk factor Jumps up by Glenn 5 8% Just by having a close relative with the disease. It gets me thinking that maybe I should start being tested for the genetic marker and engaging in the above representative activities now at 22 years old to prevent the disease, Just in case someone close to me ends up with AD down the line!