Ide, M., Harris, M., Stevens, A., Sussams, R., Hopkins, V., Culliford, D., & … Holmes, C. (2016). Periodontitis and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s disease. Plos ONE, 11(3), 1-9. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151081
The authors provide an analysis of Alzheimer’s spread among the elder individuals due to reduced ability to perform an oral hygiene. They further link the body defect of Periodontitis among the elderly whose bacteria causes an increased systemic pro-inflammatory state. Apart from relating Alzheimer’s to Periodontitis, they further analyze the reason why there is increased dementia severity and also increased systemic pro inflammatory state. In a study in which the participants were passed through a dental test, it was found out that Periodontitis were not related with the cognitive state experienced as there was an association of increased pro-inflammatory state. The authors later found out that Periodontitis was associated with an increase in the cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease.
İnan, G., & Özköse Şatirlar, Z. (2015). Alzheimer disease and anesthesia. Turkish Journal Of Medical Sciences, 45(5), 1026-1033. doi:10.3906/sag-1407-40
This article defines Alzheimer’s disease relating it to other forms of dementia. It also provides the factors that lead to the development of Alzheimer’s disease and further, the causes which are said not to be in existence due to the complex nature of the disease pathophysiology. According to the authors, there lacks cure for AD with the symptoms and effects visible among the aged from as early as in the 1950s. As stated by the authors, the exposure to anesthetics has been found to have a great influence on the pathogenesis of AD in both studies. The study recommends further studies of the disease since it’s a threat to elderly individuals in the society.
Lu, L. C., & Bludau, J. H. M. D. (2011). Alzheimer’s Disease. Westport: ABC-CLIO. 61
The writers provide a vivid description of Alzheimer’s, its origin, the causes of the disease, the signs and symptoms of the disease, diagnosis as well as treatment of the disease. They further describe the course and complications that individuals suffering from this disease encounter. The book also provides an explanation with regard to how the families and caregivers are affected by the disease while at the same time providing scientific and clinical research of the disease.
Mooney, S. F. (2008). Alzheimer’s: Caring for your loved one, caring for yourself. Oxford: Lion. Mooney, S. F. (2008). Alzheimer’s: Caring for your loved one, caring for yourself. Oxford: Lion. 63-86
The author, Mooney provides an account of a case of Alzheimer’s with facts from a family perspective. She tries to ascertain the mystery of the start of Alzheimer’s through doing an analysis from a historical point of view. The book further outlines how an individual can manage the disease through various tactics which includes having a specified meal due to the effects of the disease. The mental and emotional part of an individual is also tackled as well as long term care facilities that handle the disease.
Turkington, C., & Mitchell, D. R. (2010). The encyclopedia of Alzheimer’s disease. New York: Facts on File. 222-256
This book provides an account of how researchers and other medical professionals have engaged efforts of finding a cure of the disease. From the book, it has been realized that some novel drugs are the reasons as to why there severity of the disease has since reduced. The book further refers to Alzheimer’s as an autopsy disease that has a specified diagnosis.