Overview of Alzheimer's disease and its management

Johanna Catharina Meyer*, Pamela Harirari, Natalie Schellack

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Abstract

© Medpharm. Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative disease of the brain, the most common cause of dementia in the geriatric population, and a major cause of death. Alzheimer's disease places a heavy burden on families, communities and society, in terms of care and costs. This is compounded by the fact that populations across the world are having a longer life expectancy. An overview of Alzheimer's as a disease state and its pharmacological and non-pharmacological management is provided in the paper. Caring for the person diagnosed with Alzheimer's may be taxing and thus caring for the carer is also described.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-56
Number of pages9
JournalSA Pharmaceutical Journal
Volume83
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's
  • Care
  • Dementia
  • Non-pharmacological
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Prevention
  • Risks

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