Research more information online about neurodegenerative diseases that cause Dementia and answer the following questions:
- What is the cause of Dementia? What are the prevalence rates of the various forms of Dementia in the United States? Is one type of Dementia more common than the others? Is there a second runner up?
- What happens to the brain in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)? Briefly discuss the signs and stages of AD? How is AD treated? Does AD affect one sex more than the other, and if so, why?
- Discuss your personal response to reading the case of The Lost Mariner, (Oliver Sacks the Man who Mistake his wife for a Hat)