Alzheimer's Disease By Cooper Bolton

  • There are two types of Alzheimer's, Early-Onset and Late-Onset
  • Early-Onset Alzheimer's is found in people from 30-60 years old
  • Late-Onset Alzheimer's is found in people from mid-60s onward
  • Both types of Alzheimer's disease are caused by a genetic mutation that occurs over the span of somebody's life
  • Late-Onset is found to be caused by a change in the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene on chromosome 19
  • Early-Onset is mostly caused by inheritance
  • The above means that one type of Alzheimer's can be inherited
  • A noticeable trait that is commonly found is non-cognition, or the lack mental action/process
  • According to the National Institute of Aging, the diagnosis of Alzheimer's could include asking other about the person in question, and performing memory tests, medical tests, and brain scans
  • The only treatments include managing and regulating mental activity as well as behavior
  • Scientists are always looking for more treatments


National Institute on Aging. (2011, August 17). Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet. Retrieved March 1, 2017, from National Institute on Aging, (Used for all information, that's why there are no citations)

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