The purpose of this assignment is to write a research paper examining a contemporary issue
Topic: Memory Loss with Aging
The purpose of this assignment is to write a research paper examining a contemporary issue related to health and aging. Your final paper will include the following:
1) A clear thesis statement of your chosen topic
2) A discussion of why the topic is important (significance, relevance)
3) A summary of who is affected by your issue (populations, prevalence, other related statistics)
4) A discussion of the historical context of your issue. When did the issue first become something of concern? How has it evolved over time?
5) A discussion of the current research on the topic (literature review)
6) A discussion of the role that public policy plays or could play in addressing this topic?
7) Future trends or recommendations to address the issue
Length and APA Format
The final paper should be 6 -8 pages in length, and will follow APA format (6th edition, 2009). It should be double-spaced with 12 point font, not including tables or the reference list or title page. It should have a running head, page numbers, and 1” margins.
The final paper should include a title page, an introduction, a thesis statement, a body, a conclusion and a reference list.
To facilitate the feedback process, submit your paper in .doc, .docx, .txt, or .rtf format. Please do not submit as a .pdf.
Your paper should use correct grammar, effective topic sentences and transitions, an organized and clear flow, very limited use of quotations, and synthesis of information using your own words. It should use in-text citations to incorporate references.
Citation and Reference Style
Your paper should be written in APA style (6th edition, 2009). For more details on APA formatting and online database citations, see http://sites..edu/library/libhow/gethelp-citing.cfm
Fleming, V. (2013). Normal cognitive aging and mild cognitive impairment: drawing the fine line. Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech & Language Disorders, 5-13.
Galvin, J., & Sadowsky, C. (2012). Practical Guidelines for the Recognition and Diagnosis of Dementia. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 367-382.
Hinkle, J., & Cheever, K. (2014). Dementia. In Brunner and Suddarth's textbook of medical-surgical nursing (pp. 199-203). Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Jack Jr., C., Albert, M., Knopman, D., McKhann, G., Sperling, R., Carrillo, M., . . . Phelps, C. (2011). Introduction to the recommendations from the National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer’s Association workgroups on diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 257-262.
Mayo Clinic. (n.d.). Dementia. Retrieved from Mayo Clinic Diseases and Conditions: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dementia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352019
Mohr, W. (2013). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: evidence-based concepts, skills, and practices . Newark: Wolters Kluwer health | Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.