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The Impact of Alzheimer Disease

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Megan Robinson

on 24 February 2014

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1. www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_what_alzheimers.asp
2. www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_trearments.asp
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4. www.livestrong.com/article/177220-what-body-systems-are-affected-by-alzheimers-disease/
5. www.alz.org/braintour/healthyalzheimers.asp
6. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alzheimers-desease/basic/symptoms/con-20023871
7. http://www.alzheimertoronto.org/adstatistics.htm
8. www.alzheimersociety.ca
9. http://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/2013-02-28-scary-facts-about-alzheimers-disease/
10. http://www.about-axona.com/us/en/cgp/cgp-articles/six-interesting-facts-about-alzheimers-disease.html
1. diseases and disorders alzheimer's disease by Linda Jacobs Altman

Today we are going to be talking about....
How can you treat it?
As of right now, all prescription medications approved are from a class of drugs called cholinesterase inhibitors.
In the U.S. there have been a few kinds approved, Aricept, Exelon, Razadyne, Cognex and memantine (Namenda)
These are used to treat cognitive systems (memory loss, confusion, etc.)
No drug can cure it
Symptoms of Alzheimer's
Memory loss
Problems with thinking
Trouble responding to environment
Social withdrawal
Mood swings
Distrust in others
Changes in sleeping habits
What age does Alzheimer's occur?
Most commonly at age 65 or older
5 percent of people who have Alzheimer's get a mild case at their 40s or 50s
Brain shrivels up over time
How it's a Progressive Disease
Symptoms worsen over time
Forgetting breakfast can't carry conversation
Put into hospital/home
A Brain with Alzheimer's
In conclusion we believe that Alzheimers is a horrible disease and more people will keep getting it if we don't come up with a way to cure it soon, lots of people will have this awful disease and it will become a very sad, emotional common disease.
What is
The Impact of Alzheimer's Disease
Megan, Jenna, Nicole

What is Alzheimer's?
History of Alzheimer's
Symptoms of Alzheimer's
What age does Alzheimer's occur?
How it's a progressive disease
A brain with Alzheimer's
Global impact on Alzheimer's
The very mild treatment options
Interesting Facts about Alzheimer's
Why we want the research funds!

A type of dementia
Causes trouble with memory, thinking, behavior
Kills brain cells
Shrinks brain
Ventricles grow bigger
Cortex shrivels up
Interesting Facts
People who have a severe case of Alzheimer's don't remember they have it.
Estimated 500,000 people suffer from Alzheimer's
36% of people know someone with Alzheimer's
17% of people know someone with Alzheimer's in their immediate family
Women make up almost three-quarters of Canadians with Alzheimer's disease
An estimated 800,000 Americans with Alzheimer’s are living alone.
80 per cent of people in care homes have with dementia or severe memory problems
Every 68 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
History of Alzheimer's
Alois Alzheimer discovered when one of his patients died, the patient's brain had shrunk
Withered, dark, dry
Seprated nerve tissues
Compared brains to elderly brains that suffered from dementia
Proved as a disease
Alois Alzheimer
Before, After, Compared
Why we want the research funds!
Alzheimer's disease mostly affects your nervous system (brain and spinal cord)
Loss of functioning brain tissue (causes learning and memory trouble)
Intellectual function, personality, mood increasingly affected
Swallowing difficulty
Impaired sense of smell
Ability to use muscles; walking, posture, sitting safely in a chair
The Global Impact
The number of people with Alzheimer's disease will become four times as popular by the year 2050!
1 in 85 people will have it
Current cost of Alzheimer's = $31 456 120 000
50% more than the total value market of Walmart
Estimated triple cost by 2050
Causes the person to suffer and their families
Four times as many cases in 36 years
Three times the cost in 36 years
So many cases!
Top Researchers
Lili-Naz Hazrati
Ekaterina Rogaeva
Paul Fraser
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