By Mario Maj, Norman Sartorius
Dementia is most often linked to getting older and is, at the present, under-diagnosed and under-represented world wide. Discrepancies within the diagnostic systems and healing interventions carried out within the numerous scientific contexts are major and for this reason, the necessity for a evaluate of the at present on hand learn facts and a dialogue of alternative medical practices is urgently wanted. This booklet presents a far wanted overview of the diagnostic approaches and the implementations of healing interventions.
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Chromosome 21 contains the -amyloid precursor gene which plays an important role in the amyloid plaques that appear in the brain in AD. Because people with Down's syndrome have trisomy of chromosome 21, they invariably develop the brain changes of AD by age 40. However, the prevalence of AD is much less than 100% even by age 50 . Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) and other genes. It is now known that some earlyonset cases of AD are caused by single genes . The genes identified at this stage are mutations of the b-amyloid precursor gene on chromosome 21 and of the presenilin genes on chromosomes 1 and 14.
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This is because the old-old, who are most likely to suffer from dementia, are expected to increase at a faster rate than either the total population or the young-old. The less developed countries will experience much greater growth in total population, but an even steeper growth in the elderly and people with dementia. 4 show the projections for some specific countries. These projections make clear that the biggest growth in dementia for the twenty-first century will be in the less developed countries which currently have predominantly young populations.