A comprehensive review of literature on Alzheimer's disease

Zahra Shahin, Purdue University

Abstract

The growing number of older adults afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) provides significant challenges for the public health system. AD is the most common cause of dementia among elderly adults. “Dementia” is a term that refers to an impairment of intellectual functions. It significantly impacts on a person’s daily activities, such as memory, thinking, and accomplishing simple tasks. This document conducts a comprehensive literature review investigating various studies on the diagnostics, symptoms, risk factors, treatment, and prevalence of AD. In addition, it investigates potential methods of slowing and possibly preventing the progression of AD.^

Degree

M.P.H.

Advisors

Gerald C. Hyner, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Public health

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