Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Date of Award

7-2019

Document Type

Project

Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

John Chovan and Sue Butz

Keywords

Dementia, Alzheimer Disease, Neurological, Nursing

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Alzheimer disease is a progressive disease causing cognitive and functional decline with the hallmark sign of plagues and tangles within the brain. Genetics, inflammation, accumulation of beta-amyloid protein and breakdown of the blood brain barrier are all contributing factors in the disease. Treatment is not curative and is focused on symptom management and management of pre-existing chronic diseases.

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