Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
John Chovan and Sue Butz
Dementia, Alzheimer Disease, Neurological, Nursing
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
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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