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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 9
First page : ( 4033) Last page : ( 4034)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00742.4

Unique Alzheimer's Disease Challenges at less Urban Area: Case Reports in Malaysia

Wee Kok Wei1, Ilyas MN1, Nodrin S1, Zubaidi AB1, Atif AB1,*

1Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author E-mail: atifamin@unisza.edu.my

Online published on 20 December, 2018.

Abstract

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disorder that usually starts slowly and worsens with time. It is a type of dementia, which presents with memory loss, thinking and behaviour problems. Itrose as serious health risk for the community and health sector. It affects individually, family, and health care in terms of quality of life. Patients mostly presents with early onset of memory impairment and additionally with sematic memory, executive functioning, visuospatial abilities and functional impairments. People with Alzheimer's and dementia have some of the highest health care costs of any chronic condition. They are less likely than other older adults to live in the community, even though doing so Results in lower health care costs than when individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia live in a skilled nursing facility. In general we can divide the care of dementia patient into three types: independent living at home; home care with support and institutional care.

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Keywords

Alzheimer's disease, cultural challenges, rural and urban differences, Case, Malaysia.

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