Annotated Bibliography- brobeanfarms

“Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia | Alzheimer’s Association.” Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia | Alzheimer’s Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

Background: This article differentiates between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Diagnosing either or can be very problematic.

How I used it: I used this article as a key point to support my thesis. There is not enough research conducted towards a cure for Alzheimer’s. Not only this, but doctors are also undereducated in this field. It is extremely difficult to differentiate between Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia which demonstrates the lack of research.

 

“Alzheimer’s Disease: MedlinePlus.” MedlinePlus. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

Background: This article provides information regarding every aspect of Alzheimer’s Disease. This ranges from the effects, how it is formed, and also theories as to why it forms.

How I used it: I incorporated this all throughout the paper, but more so on how the disease is formed. The process is very complex, so this article breaks everything down to help fully understand the complicated process.

 

Thompson, Dennis. “Alzheimer’s Disease Center: Dementia Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments.” WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.

Background: Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease are not very effective. Because it is a terminal disease, treatment can only slow the progression. This article also provides pre-diagnosed symptoms as well.

How I used it: Due to the lack of a cure, the only hope for patients with Alzheimer’s would be treatment. Treatments for the disease can vary, some more effective than others. This is a huge component which supports my thesis.

 

“Plaques in Alzheimer’s Disease.” Nature. International Weekly Journal of Science, 31 Aug. 2016. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.

Background: The process of the formation of Alzheimer’s Disease is complex itself. The build up of protein plaques in the brain on the neurotransmitters is the main cause of the disease. This provides the make-up of these plaques as well as why they may form.

How I used it: With the process of how Alzheimer’s forms, this article confirms what exactly the plaques that cause the disease are made up of. This contributed to the part of the paper explaining how the disease forms.

 

Park, Alice. “Alzheimer’s from a New Angle.” Time. Time, 11 Feb. 2016. Web. 14 Nov. 2016.

Background: The global crisis for Alzheimer’s is continually becoming more severe. This goes into depth of how our country is affected, as well as the world as a whole. With the average life expectancy rising, Alzheimer’s is becoming more prevalent and more common. Also goes into depth with patient suicides.

How I used it: Aside from the effects Alzheimer’s has on the individuals and families, hospitals and nursing homes are required to expand upon the needs for patients with Alzheimer’s. I also used this article to go into depth about patient suicides.

 

“What Are the 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?” Alzheimers.net. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.

Background: The progression of Alzheimer’s is complex and long. There are seven stages of Alzheimer’s, each progressively becoming more severe. This is how doctors diagnose patients with this disease to determine the severity of the disease. This is related to the diagnosing of cancer and the stages that it possesses.

How I used it: The first stage of this disease is harmless, which may lead to why this disease isn’t labeled as serious, dangerous disease that it needs to be. I personally explained each step based on my research in attempt to portray the severity of this disease and why we need the research to discover a cure.

 

“Medications for Memory Loss.” Latest Medication for Memory Loss | Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s Association, 2016. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

Background: Medications are the only hope for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Since there is currently not a cure, medication may be taken to lighten the symptoms and even possibly slow the progression of the disease down, though not curing the disease.

How I used it: This article was significant in providing information for treatment. The treatment options are not very effective.

 

“Breakthrough Drug for Patients.” The Independent. Independent Digital News and Media, n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2016.

Background: This is the medication that is most effective for treating Alzheimer’s. It goes in depth on the process and how this drug works. It helps to eliminate the visible effects of Alzheimer’s, although it does not stop the progression. In other words, this drug only “masks” Alzheimer’s Disease.

How I used it: Scientists are conducting research for a cure, but in 110 years, the only breakthrough discovered is a treatment option. I used this in my paper to demonstrate that research has only began to break the surface of Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

“Definition of Alzheimer’s Disease.” Alzheimer’s Foundation of America – Definition of Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzhiemer’s Foundation of America, n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2016.

Background: To have an understanding of what Alzheimer’s exactly is is important. This provides a general background of the disease as well as the doctor who had discovered it 110 years ago.

How I used it: I used this article from time to time to help provide a better understanding on the disease. From previously not fully knowing what Alzheimer’s Disease was, this article helped me gain a better understanding.

 

MacGill, Markus. “Alzheimer’s Disease.” Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, 29 Apr. 2016. Web. 23 Nov. 2016.

Background: Every aspect of Alzheimer’s Disease is covered. More specifically, the risk factors that may trigger Alzheimer’s are listed as well although these risk factors have not been scientifically proven to cause Alzheimer’s.

How I used it: Although this article covers every aspect of Alzheimer’s, I used this for main purpose of risk factors as well as what can be done to help prevent this disease.

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