By Mario Maj, Norman Sartorius
Dementia is most often linked to getting older and is, at the moment, under-diagnosed and under-represented worldwide. Discrepancies within the diagnostic techniques and healing interventions carried out within the numerous medical contexts are major and therefore, the necessity for a overview of the at the moment on hand learn proof and a dialogue of other medical practices is urgently wanted. This e-book offers a far wanted evaluation of the diagnostic tactics and the implementations of healing interventions.
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There is evidence from several studies that AD cases were more likely to have worked in occupations where exposure to electromagnetic fields was high . These occupations involve working with electric motors very close to the body, and include carpenter, electrician, machinist and seamstress. It has been hypothesized that electromagnetic fields may upset intracellular calcium ion homeostasis, which may promote the cleavage of amyloid precursor protein into b-amyloid . However, other studies have not consistently supported an association [88,89].
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