Alzheimer's By Jesus Gomez A

Name of Gene - Chromosome 19

Protein it codes for by gene - ApoE4: increases risk of developing Alzheimer's

Symptoms - Cognitive: mental decline, difficulty thinking and understanding, confusion in the evening hours, delusion.

Behavior and mood: aggression, wandering, loneliness, mood swings

Complications - Inhaling food or liquid into the lungs (aspiration)

  • Pneumonia and other infections.
  • Falls
  • Fractures
  • Bedsores

Inheritance - genetic mutation: can be passed onto children

Prevention - No cure exists, but medications and management strategies may temporarily improve symptoms.

Research Outlook - These plaques and tangles in the brain are still considered some of the main features of Alzheimer's disease. Another feature is the loss of connections between nerve cells (neurons) in the brain. Neurons transmit messages between different parts of the brain, and from the brain to muscles and organs in the body

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Two interesting facts - Can't be cured, but treatment may help

destroys memory and other important mental functions.

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