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Transcript of Alzheimers
SYMPTOMS OF ALZHEIMER'S:
Some symptoms of Alzheimer's include, memory loss, difficulty while thinking, writing, reasoning and talking. You may be the first to notice that you're having unusual difficulty remembering things and organizing your thoughts. Or you may not recognize that anything is wrong, even when changes are noticeable to your family members, close friends or co-workers.
DAMAGE TO BODY:
Alzheimer's Disease damages your brain and digestive system. It damages your brain by destroying brain cells and neuro transmitters
By: Luke Christy 11/22/13
Alzheimer’s is a disease that messes with your with behavior, memory, and thinking. (Also known as Dementia). Dementia is basically the word for memory loss and mental (brain) shortage that change daily activities of living.
Most people with Alzheimers are diagnosed after the age of 65, but it is possible to be diagnosed earlier. If you are, it's called early-onset Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease makes up 50 to 80 percent of cases of dementia.
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MORTALITY RATE: Alzheimer's
disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States overall and the 5th leading cause of death for those aged 65 and older. It is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent it, cure it or even slow its progression.
WAYS TO PREVENT/DEFEND YOURSELF FROM ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE:
The health of your brain, like the health of your body, depends on many factors. While some factors, such as your genes, are out of your control, many powerful lifestyle factors are within your sphere of influence.
The six main things you can do to prevent Alzheimer's Disease are. Regular exercise, healthy diet, mental stimulation, quality sleep, stress management,and an active social life.
Right now, there are 2 medications for Alzheimer's.
-One type of medication is thought to work by slowing the breakdown of a chemical in the brain called acetylcholine (uh-seet-l-koh-leen). This chemical is involved in learning and memory.
-Another type of medication may help regulate the abnormal activity of in the brain. Glutamate (gloo-tuh-meyt) is also a chemical in the brain important for learning and memory.
BODY SYSTEMS ATTACKED:
Alzheimer's disease affects 2 body systems:
The Central Nervous System & the
HOW DISEASE IS TRANSMITTED:
Alzheimer's disease from a combination of genetic (meaning, passed down from mother to her child), lifestyle and environmental (where you work and live) causes that affect the brain over time.
Alzheimer's Disease affects mostly the brain, but the organisms affected are, the brain and central nervous system cells.
TYPES/AGES OF PEOPLE AFFECTED:
Alzheimer’s disease is mostly seen in older people but very occasionally it develops in middle age, occasionally in the 30’s (about 10% of all Alzheimer’s cases). People over the age of 65 are most frequently affected. The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease increases with age and by the age of 85 years nearly half of all people are affected by the disease.
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WHERE FOUND IN THE BODY:
Alzheimers Disease can be found in all of these places in our brains Temporal Lobe, Parietal Lobe, Hippocampus, Frontal Lobe, Brain Stem, Amygdala
WHERE FOUND IN THE WORLD:
Right now, there are no specific places in the world where Alzheimers is found. (Basically, you get it from toxic areas and genetically).