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Tori Heinsman

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Transcript of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's is a
real problem! 7 Stages We can help by informing people about Alzheimer's and how to take care it! Alzheimer's vs. Normal Why Alzheimer's Kills Alzheimer's Normal Poor judgement and decision making Making a bad decision once in a while Inability to manage budget Missing a monthly payment Losing track of the date or the season Difficulty having a conversation Forgetting which day it is and remembering Sometimes forgetting what word to use Misplacing things and being unable retrace steps to find them Losing things from time to time Some ways to help prevent Alzheimer's  Keep a healthy weight.
 Eat a healthy diet that is low in sodium and saturated and trans fat.
 Stay fit with the right kind of exercise for you.
 Decrease stress.
 Don’t smoke.
 Limit your use of alcohol
Eat cold-water fish
Keep a journal
Do puzzles like crosswords or word searches None prevent it completely Alzheimer's causes death because it affects the way your body functions
Alzheimer's impacts balance, walking, and swallowing
The cause of death is usually related to complications of immobility such as falls, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, pressure sores, and aspiration • Risk factors that can’t be changed
Family history
Down syndrome Ways of informing people about Alzheimer's TV show
Newspaper column
Putting up flyers
Having a public event
Website No impairment (normal function)
Very mild cognitive decline (may be normal age-related changes or earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease)
Mild cognitive decline (early-stage Alzheimer's can be diagnosed in some, but not all, individuals with these symptoms)
Moderate cognitive decline (Mild or early-stage Alzheimer's disease)
Moderately severe cognitive decline (Moderate or mid-stage Alzheimer's disease)
Severe cognitive decline (Moderately severe or mid-stage Alzheimer's disease)
Very severe cognitive decline (Severe or late-stage Alzheimer's disease) 7 Stages con. How you can help For more information and ways to help go to alz.org Solution Problem Lots of people don't know how to help lower their risk for Alzheimer's or know when they have Alzheimer's. Not on online Sources Bergan, Julie. Message to the author. N.d. E-mail. Alz.org. Alzheimer's Association®, 2012. Web. 2 Nov. 2012. <http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_1973.asp>. Alzheimers.gov. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2012. Web. 30 Oct. 2012. <http://www.alzheimers.gov/>. Developed by, RelayHealth. "Alzheimer's Disease." CRS - Adult Health Advisor (2012): 1. Health Source - Consumer Edition. Web. 3 Oct. 2012. Our Survey Whitaker, Sheena. Personal interview. 6 Dec. 2012. Results Most didn't know that Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.
Over 50% knew someone with Alzheimer's
Over 60% knew that it could affect you physically
Most didn't know the risks that can't be changed
63.8% said they would be willing to volunteer time to hand out flyers out about Alzheimer's
Most answered that they didn't know much more then it was a disease that causes memory loss
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