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Correlations Between Head Trauma and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Patient Privacy Issue in the Healthcare System

Executive Summary:  Milestone One

Contrena Wright

IHP-525-Biostatistics

Southern New Hampshire University

Instructor – Leeza Struwe

Correlations between Head Trauma and Alzheimer’s disease

Background

Topic

        Alzheimer’s is a disease that has been studied for many years and doctors can’t really find the reason for its occurrence. Brain injury can be dangerous and the injuries might not take effect to the person until later down the years. The relation between head trauma and Alzheimer’s disease was one of four major risk factors explored in case-control study of 130 matched pairs (Borenstein, et al., 1989). We have known patients or loved one’s that have Alzheimer’s tend to lose memory, ability to think well on their own and have forgotten where they might be at a point in time. Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed (Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, 2016).  This illness is scary for the family that encounters it, the best family members can do for those who have Alzheimer’s is to have lots of patience.  My reason for choosing this topic is to see how head trauma risk factors and symptoms can lead to Alzheimer’s.

Biostatistics

By completing clinical studies of head trauma, biostatics can learn more about the Alzheimer’s illness and its treatments.  Biostatistics can help researchers better understand this disease with trials and studies. Treatments trials aimed at slowing or stopping the disease. During this type of trial, new drugs designed to slow or stop Alzheimer’s disease are tested (What Are Clinical Trials, 2016). These trials can be conducted on people that already have the Alzheimer’s disease.

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