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Alzheimer's Disease

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Transcript of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease
Causes
Not entirely understood
Complex series of events:
Genetics, Environmental & Lifestyle Factors
Reason for older adult prevalence unknown
Affected Physiological Systems
Symptoms & Diagnostic Test
Treatment/Cures
No Known Cure For Alzheimer's Disease
Therapeutic interventions (1) Drug Therapy (2) Other Therapeutic Attempts
Prognosis
Sources

Symptoms:
Memory impairment
Change in behavior/personality
Reasoning impairment
Impaired visuospatial abilities
Disturbance in executive functioning
Diagnostic Tests
Cognitive Tests
Paired-Associate Learning Test
Perceptual Identification Task
Visual Association Test
Dichotic Listening Task
A Day in The Life Of
Support Agencies
Discovery & Medical History
Early "On Set" AD VS. Late "On Set" AD
Course of disease & Rate of decline varies --Three Basic Stages
Research is being done
Central Nervous System
Digestive System
Neuromuscular System
(1) Alzheimer's Association
(2) Alzheimer's Research Forum
(3) Alzheimer Support Groups
(4) Adult Day Care
"
NINDS Alzheimer's Disease Information Page." Nov. 5, 2013. Retrieved from www.nih.gov/disorders/alzheimer'sdiease.htm

"What is Alzheimer's Disease? Causes? Symptoms and treatments?" Nov. 1, 2013. Retrieved from www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/159442.php.

Tina A. St, John MD. July 17, 2011. "What body Systems are affected by Alzheimer's Disease?" Retrieved from www.livestrong.com/article/177220-what-body-systems-are-affected-a;lzheimer'sdisease/

Psych Central Staff. May 26, 2013. Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms. Retrieved from www.psychcentral.com/disorders/alzheimers-disease-symptoms/

Barrow, K. 2011. Patient Voices: Alzheimer's Disease. Retrieved from www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/06/02/health/te_alzheimers.htm
First discovered in 1906 by Dr. Alois Alzheimer
Case of Auguste D.
1931 Invention of Electric Microscope
1987 First Alzheimer's drug trial
1987 First Alzheimer's gene discovered
1993 First Drug Approved by FDA
1999 Alzheimer's vaccine successful in mice
2000-present: studies on Alzheimer's continue
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/06/02/health/te_alzheimers.html
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