Nursing Care Plans for Alzheimer
It is a gradually developing and irreversible, degenerative, fatal disease. It is a brain disorder that affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. It generally begins after age 60 and the risk goes up as one gets older. Pathologic consequences generally include the loss of neurons in multiple areas within the brain, the presence of plaques composed of neurites, astrocytes, and glial cells that surround an amyloid center. The enzyme choline acetyltransferase, has the least action with Alzheimer’s patients, which in turn results in impaired conduction of impulses between the nerve cells. So far, no treatment can stop the progression of the disease. However, some drugs may help in keeping symptoms from getting worse for a limited time.