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What is Dementia?

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Transcript of What is Dementia?

Investigating the Molecular Mechanism Responsible for Dementia

Stacia Melick
Honors Thesis
April 2016

What is Dementia?

* Decline in cognitive ability and memory

* Personality changes

* Impaired reasoning
Most Common Neurodegenerative Disorders Presenting Dementia

* Alzheimers Disease (AD)

* Diffuse Lewy Body Disease (DLBD)

* Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

* Parkinson's Disease (PD)

* Huntington's Disease (HD)

* 35 million people worldwide suffering from

* 7.7 million new cases diagnosed each year

* Estimated 115 million people by 2050
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