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Transcript of Alzheimers
Ashley Kelley -Biology October 2, 2012 Alzheimers History Symptoms Treatment Alternatives Advancements Regular Exercise/Healthy Diet/classes
Electrical impluses Prescription drugs are useful for treating symptoms like insomnia, anxiety, and depression, but no drug can permanently cure or stop the progressive degeneration produced by the disease
Donepezil (Aricept), Rivastigmine (Exelon),and galantamine (Razadyne).”Memantine (Namenda)
glutamate.(Gale) Namenda CAD106 Vaccine trigger the body's immune defense against beta-amyloid. without suffering any side-effects
the amyloid beta-protein
neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques - eleveted amount in people with Alzheimer’s
These lead to the shrinking of the brain Present in Alzheimer's: Prevention Medication the inhibits the brains apparent inflammatory response
Medication that increases amount of neurotransmitters in brain. Take Vitamin E & C (every treatment must be monitored)
Recommendations for Alzheimer’s patients are to exercise, sleep, and keep a healthy diet in order to not further the degrading of the mind. Ways/ Ideas to treat those problems in future: 1906-Dr. Alois Alzheimer
-Neurofibrillary tangles within
nerve cell 1960-1990- Confirmed Dr. Alois Memory Loss
Problems with familiar tasks
Problems with language
Disorientation with time and place
Problems with abstract thought
Changes in mood or behavior
Changes in Personality
Loss of initative http://alzinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/brain-scan.gif Conclusion