WHAT IS THE FASCINATING SCIENCE BEHIND HOW Alzheimer's AFFECTS THE BRAIN? Kassidy Maring

What is Alzheimer's? Alzheimer's is the most common form of Dementia, a term that is mostly described with it is memory loss. This disease accounts for more than 60%-80% of Dementia Cases.

35.5 million people wordwide have been affected by Dementia

What is the history of Alzheimer's? In November of 1906, Alois Alzheimer, a German Psychiatrists, presented the pathological findings on a women who was 56 years old and died of progressive dementia.

IN 2015 MORE THAN 15 MILLION CAREGIVERS PROVIDED 18.1 BILLION UNPAID HOURS OF CARE

Symptoms of Alzheimer's: The most common symptom of this disease is difficulty remembering newly learned information. Alzheimer's begins at the part of the brain that affects the learning. The severe symptoms include disorientation, mood and behavior changes, confusion about a event, etc. More serious symptoms include serious memory loss and behavior changes, difficulty speaking, swallowing and walking.

Someone in the US develops Alzheimer's every 68 seconds

Alzheimer's is not the only cause of memory loss. If someone has memory loss, that does not mean they have Alzheimer's. Scientists believe that Alzheimer's prevents parts of a cell's factory from running well.

Alzheimer's is the only cause of death in the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed

Plaques and Tangles are the two prime suspects in killing brain cells.

1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or Dementia

Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death.

More than 5 Million Americans are living with Alzheimer's

Treatment includes: Medications, Physical Exercise, and going to a Specialists such as a Neurologists.

Memorizing the lyrics to your favorite songs can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and help strengthen your brain.

http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_what_is_alzheimers.asp

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