Alzheimer’s disease is a form of a cognitive impairment. It generates a large amount of dead nerve cells, thus affecting the ability of a person to remember and judge clearly. Do we know what’s causing it? Is there a possible treatment? Is it a genetic disorder? This is still remaining a gray area. Alzheimer’s disease has been first introduced in 1906 as scientists wonders how it was affecting individuals. The ongoing research and the knowledge about the disease promotes Alzheimer’s treatment and care.
My research process has been focused on these major database tools, “Academic Search Complete,” “JSTOR,” and “EBESCO,” for my narrowed down topics. I used “Academic Search Complete” to research for “Alzheimer’s disease” and came up to 2,271 results. There were also options to narrow a search to an author, title, category, scholarly journals etc. The second research results that I came up with, too 2,114 articles, was about how Alzheimer’s related to memory impairment, which was very helpful for my research paper. The second database tool I used was “JSTOR.” This one brought up 2,088 results, and it also allowed me to narrow it down based on if it is a title, book, journal, etc. as well as subject type. A helpful part of this database was that I could search by the date, year or month. The first result that came up was about rise in Alzheimer’s disease movement and cause of death, so this is was not very relevant, because I had to be more specific and added prognosis in the title. The last one I used to be “EBESCO.” This tool was helpful because I had access to 75,000 online books. There was an article at the top called Is There any Benefit to an Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis. It was full of points that answered my thesis. In my opinion “Academic Search Complete,” was the best database, because of the narrow results and relevant points.
For a database “Health and wellness resource center” I went to advanced search and entered key elements (words) Alzheimer’s disease, treatment and prevention, memory loss, warning signs, impact on society. in search field and made sure I used words and, or, not. then under more options I chose full text and peer reviewed article, option within all dates and start my search process.
For a database “Science Direct: I went to advanced search and entered key elements (words) Alzheimer’s disease, treatment and prevention, memory loss, warning signs, impact on society.in search field and made sure I used words and, or, not. then I chose as many options where it says article types to get the best results for my topic
In completing my research project, I used also Google and Google scholar databases. Those Databases proved to be very useful in meeting my information need. The resources were numerous and with limiters and expanders, it was convenient to wade through the maze of information. The databases provided reliable and scholarly information with much ease. They led me sites such us Alzheimer’s Association where I found very valuable information for my topic.
Database Keywords Search Limiters Skills in this Database
Academic search complete Alzheimer’s Disease, treatment and prevention Scholarly/ Peer-reviewed journals I adjusted and expanded my research question. I used several keywords initially and narrowed to those that gave the most relevant results
JSTOR Alzheimer’s disease, treatment and prevention, impact on society, brain damage Scholarly/peer-reviewed journals, full text I expanded the keywords used, tried different sources
EBESCO Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, cognitive impairment, neurological findings Peer-reviewed, publication date Used truncation and phrase searching, used Boolean operators to narrow search results, narrowed search by publication date by selecting 2018
Google Memory impairment, brain damage, caregiving, impact on family, treatment options Chapter search Used keyword search
Google scholar Alzheimer’s disease, importance of early detection, diagnostic pathways. Publication date Keyword search, truncated and phrase search
Database researching could be very challenging, you can end up with many results or noting at all. In my research project each Database I used had its purpose and output in my work. I thoroughly examined my sources and made sure they are related and relevant for my topic.
Academic search complete was the most relevant Database for my research project because it also included full text STM research that included important area of academic study in the sciences.
Unfortunately, nowadays it became more common and convenient to use Google for researching and jumping between links or websites based on results of a Google search and that has a negative impact on traditional research tools and people’s mind. I had the most wonderful experience to get to know other search engines that made my research process so much easier.
BIBLIOGRAPHY PART 2
Alzheimer’s Community Care »: Alzheimer’s Community Care web 16 March 2016 : Web. The information is taken from this site tells us all about Alzheimer’s disease. Typical warning signs, diagnosis and treatment are included. It advises that there is no cure, but research has been conducted with various drugs and therapies to slow or reduce symptoms. This site will be useful for those who have a loved one who has recently been diagnosed or someone they suspect may have the disease.
Igel, Christian. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease using MRI hippocampal tissue. Denmark John Wiley & Sons, 2016 Print. This article is supported by the fact that the hippocampal region of the brain is reduced in size compared to a patient who did not have Alzheimer’s disease. These results were confirmed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): This article may be used for the scientists and researchers who are studying Alzheimer’s disease.
James, VAUGHN YEAltsheymeri adviser. New York: American Management Association, 2009 in print. This book applies to family members who are left in charge of the affairs of the Alzheimer’s patient. Whether it’s legal issues, financial issues, guardianship, estate planning, advance directives, etc. It has many pages to assist loved ones in this long process. This book is a good resource that will help one decide if they should need a lawyer or not.
Joubert, Sven. Early and late onset Alzheimer’s disease are associated with specific patterns of memory impairment. France Amazon Masson, 2015 in print. This journal educates readers about early onset and late onset Alzheimer’s disease. It would be best to use a reader who has a family history of Alzheimer’s disease. He or she may be possible to identify some of the signs and symptoms and to become more aware from the start.
Lu, Linda C. biographies disease. California, Greenwood, 2011. Print. This book reveals important facts about Alzheimer’s disease. What is it, what causes it, how it is diagnosed, how it is treated, scientific and clinical research, and so any type of medical student or maybe even those who are already doctors can use this book disease is about learning to their advantage. It’s a great educational resource.
Moreau, Noemie. Alzheimer’s disease theory of mind. A valid proof of impairment in social interaction. Philadelphia: American Psychological Association, 2016. Print. This magazine insinuates that Alzheimer’s patients with early or late onset become a different person when they are in a social setting. They are very quiet, however, and many of them want to leave the environment. From time to time, patients can get irritable or angry because of the noise level or the number of people around. This magazine is very informative for those dealing with Alzheimer’s patients daily. It is educational in a way that will help caregivers and families understand how patients respond to business and social interactions.
Raggi, Alberto. The burden of distress and coping processes related to family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease living in the community. Italy: Nursing Science, 2015. Print. This article reaches the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. It accepts the burden and rising levels of distress and how they can be adequately coping strategies. The article also suggests that family and social support for caregivers.
Lachs, Mark S. and Pamela Boyer. “Is There any Benefit to an Early Alzheimer’s
Diagnosis.” Prevention, vol. 53, no. 3, Mar. 2001, p. 167. EBSCOhost, p-
xh&AN=4044346&site=ehost-live.In this article authors Marc S. Lachs and Pamela Boyer arguing how beneficial could be the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s for the patients and their loved ones. They bring it up the five important reasons why to do so and what options patient’s family members have. The options established are; begin therapies when they may be most effective, rule out other highly treatable causes of cognitive impairment, recognize and understand new behaviors, use their window of opportunity to make important decisions, access experimental treatments, which require full disclosure and informed consent. They also discovered when patients are educated on their disease and been informed about the nature of it, it doesn’t cause as much stress and confusion.
Melville, Nancy A. “Changes in brain tracked decades before Alzheimer’s: neuroimaging techniques: may be useful in testing medications for treatment and prevention of the disease.” Family Practice News, 1 June 2004, p. 1+. Health & Wellness Resource Center, http://link.galegroup.com.plibpxy.piercecollege.edu/apps/doc/A119070645/HWRC?u=cclc_pierc e&sid=HWRC&xid=4f748d45. Accessed 27 Mar. 2018. Yes, I think this article will be very helpful for my research topic because the most common questions people ask about Alzheimer’s, how can we determine Alzheimer’s diagnosis, is there a test to evaluate for disease, can we predict if the condition will progress? This question highlights the need for topic like this and help to define changes in brain related to memory loss
Hampel, Harald, et al. “The Future of Alzheimer’s Disease: The Next 10
Years.” Progress in Neurobiology, vol. 95, no. 4, Dec. 2011, pp. 718-728. EBSCOhost,
This article will explain the latest updates and research that has been done for studying Alzheimer’s disease and future treatment options including combination of medications. It will contain the expectations for how disease will be progressing in the future and raise awareness among our society.
Although Alzheimer’s disease is not talked about openly community, it affects a number of people. It is a very serious disease that can be started early or later in life, hereditary and has no cure. Alzheimer’s disease puts a burden not only to the recipient, but the patient’s family and caregivers. Scientists have studied this disease for many years and still have no clue as to what can be done to treat this disease. They are creating drugs that slow down the disease process, as well as relief of the symptoms of the disease but still no cure. Heredity is a major part of the development of Alzheimer’s simply because there’s a gene family, it does not mean that the disease is acquired. Ongoing studies and research will only help to care for patients.