Thursday, March 12, 2020
Americans, in the years following the end of World War I found themselves in an era called Ã¢â¬Å"The Roaring Twenties.Ã¢â¬ Americans in Ã¢â¬Å"The Roaring TwentiesÃ¢â¬ found themselves in an era, where the people simply wished to detach themselves from the troubles of Europeans and the rest of the world. During the 1020Ã¢â¬â¢s the economy proved prosperous for the middle and upper class, crime lords and businesses; however, it was not a prosperous period for minorities and farmers. The Eighteenth Amendment (1919), which banned the manufacturing, sale of or transportation of liquor, caused breweries and saloons a great demise; however, it reaped profit for bootleggers. This also meant a rise in organized crime. Events such as the Ã¢â¬Å"Saint Valentines MassacreÃ¢â¬ took place. Callous criminals such as Capone, was worth an estimated 60 million dollars. Although Capone was indeed a criminal, he shared his wealth with charities, and provided the public with goods and services that they wanted. . (Tindall, et al., 434) Middle- Class Americans were moving into a period of economic prosperity. Even industrial workers whose strikes for higher pay had availed them little in the previous decades benefited. When the American people saw that the economy was flourishing, they felt that they were on a pedestal, protected from the river of uncertainty, economic depression and the failure of the Ã¢â¬Å"American Dream.Ã¢â¬ Many Americans found a way to improve their lifestyle. Whether it had been through hard work, or luck in the stock market. Since the economy was in such good shape, many Americans could afford to purchase items they could not have purchased in the past. Items such as cameraÃ¢â¬â¢s, appliances, and radios were now affordable not only to the rich, but to the middle-class as well. (Tindall, et al., 446) Low-income families could afford to buy an inexpensive Model T, which Henry Ford developed in 1908. The number of passenger cars in the... 's Free Essays on Alzheimer\'s AlzheimerÃ¢â¬â¢s Disease is relentlessly destroying the brains and lives of our nationÃ¢â¬â¢s older adults, robbing them of memory, the ability to reason, and affecting their emotions and behavior. AlzheimerÃ¢â¬â¢s Disease is a degenerative disorder of the brain. The longer we live the greater the risk; Ã¢â¬Å"nearly 10 percent of all people over age 65 and up to half of those over age 85 are thought to have AlzheimerÃ¢â¬â¢s Disease or another form of dementiaÃ¢â¬ (Anonymous, 2002). The devastation of AlzheimerÃ¢â¬â¢s Disease affects millions of families in the United States. AlzheimerÃ¢â¬â¢s Disease costs can be measured in mental, physical, emotional, and financial terms (Clark, 1997). In terms of emotional and physical strains, it is perhaps the caregivers and family who suffer the most for they live with the disease consciously, never losing the knowledge or understanding of what is actually going on. This is not to say that the AlzheimerÃ¢â¬â¢s patient does not suffer an incredible amount of suffering. Even though they often forget their pain and condition, they are sometimes victims of abuse. In the following paper I will examine two aspects of aging: that of AlzheimerÃ¢â¬â¢s Disease and elder abuse. I will examine the effects they have upon families, caregivers and the victims. Ã¢â¬Å"In AlzheimerÃ¢â¬â¢s Disease and other dementias, problems with memory, judgment, and thought processes make it hard for a person to work and take part in day-to-day family and social life. Changes in mood and personality also may occurÃ¢â¬ (Anonymous, 2002). Ã¢â¬Å"Approximately 19 million Americans have a family member with AlzheimerÃ¢â¬â¢s; approximately 300,000 cases each year are diagnosedÃ¢â¬ (Anonymous, 2002). At the present time there is no cure for AlzheimerÃ¢â¬â¢s though symptoms can be relieved to a degree with certain medications. Early in the disease the patient may experience minimal changes Ã¢â¬Å"such as forgetfulness and subtle memory loss, without loss of social skills and behavi...
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