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4-10-2021

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Alzheimer's Dementia is a disease that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. The Alzheimer's Association reported Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, and a cure does not exist. Donepezil, a cholinesterase inhibitor drug, is frequently prescribed to prolong the life span of people who develop Alzheimer's disease. However, patients must continuously take the medication for years to receive an improvement in quality of life after developing Alzheimer's Dementia. Further, research shows prolonged use of Donepezil can lead to other health problems, such as QTc prolongation, for cardiac disease patients. Therefore, the effectiveness of non-drug interventions, such as volunteering to prevent the disease's onset, is gaining popularity. The purpose of this study is to review the scientific literature to explore the benefits of various types of volunteering, such as physical, social, and cognitive activities, and their effect in delaying the onset of Alzheimer's Dementia in elderly patients with preexisting cardiac comorbidities.

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How Does Direct Volunteering Affect the Onset of Alzheimer’s Dementia in Elderly Patients with Preexisting Cardiac Comorbidities?

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Alzheimer's Dementia is a disease that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. The Alzheimer's Association reported Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, and a cure does not exist. Donepezil, a cholinesterase inhibitor drug, is frequently prescribed to prolong the life span of people who develop Alzheimer's disease. However, patients must continuously take the medication for years to receive an improvement in quality of life after developing Alzheimer's Dementia. Further, research shows prolonged use of Donepezil can lead to other health problems, such as QTc prolongation, for cardiac disease patients. Therefore, the effectiveness of non-drug interventions, such as volunteering to prevent the disease's onset, is gaining popularity. The purpose of this study is to review the scientific literature to explore the benefits of various types of volunteering, such as physical, social, and cognitive activities, and their effect in delaying the onset of Alzheimer's Dementia in elderly patients with preexisting cardiac comorbidities.