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Title: Alzheimers disease


1
Alzheimers disease
  • Cortney Bax

2
Alzheimers Disease is
  • A progressive neurodegenerative disease.
  • In elderly people it is the most common form of
    dementia.
  • Affects a persons ability to carry out daily
    activities.

3
Symptoms and Diagnosis
  • Memory loss
  • Language deterioration
  • Mood and personality changes
  • Poor judgment
  • Plagues and tangles in the brain

4
Cause and Risk Factors
  • Age
  • Family history
  • Genetics
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure

5
Treatment
  • There is no cure treatment is used to make
    patients comfortable.
  • Drugs can minimize symptoms for short periods of
    time.
  • Medications used to control behavioral symptoms
  • Experimental treatments include
    anti-inflammatory, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba,
    estrogen

6
Biology of AD
  • Abnormal growth caused by AD Amyloid Plagues and
    Neurofibrillary tangles
  • Brain loses nerve cell in some areas of the brain
    associated with memory and speech.

7
Resources
  • www.alzheimers.org/pubs/adfact.html
  • www.ninds.hih.gov/health_and_medical/diorders/alzh
    eimersdisease_doc.html
  • www.vh.org/adult/atien/neurology/alzeimers/fact.ht
    ml
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