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Alzheimer’s Disease. Christina Boyd Seminar Presentation. What is Alzheimer’s ?. Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive brain disorder, there are more than 5 million people with this disease. Ultimately, Alzheimer’s destroys brain cells, which causes memory, thinking, and behavioral issues.

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alzheimer s disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

Christina Boyd

Seminar Presentation

what is alzheimer s
What is Alzheimer’s ?
  • Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive brain disorder, there are more than 5 million people with this disease. Ultimately, Alzheimer’s destroys brain cells, which causes memory, thinking, and behavioral issues.
  • “Alzheimer’s is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.”
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What is Alzheimer’s?
  • It’s the most common form of dementia, which is the leading cause of memory loss.
  • Vascular Dementia is reduced blood flow to the brain.
  • In mixed dementia, Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia occur together.
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What is Alzheimer’s?
  • Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. There is no way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease from occuring.
  • Some drugs may help these symptoms from getting worse for a limited time.
the role of plaques and tangles
The Role of Plaques and Tangles
  • The two prime abnormal structures that kill nerve cells are known as plaques and tangles.
  • Plaques: Build up between nerve cells
  • Tangles: form inside dying cells.
  • They block communication between nerve cells and disrupt activities that cells need to survive.
symptoms of alzheimer s disease
Symptoms of Alzheimer’sDisease
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty performing tasks
  • Problems with language
  • Disorientation of time and place
  • Poor or decreased judgment
  • Misplacing things
  • Change in personality
apoe gene
ApoE gene
  • The ApoE gene is one of the risk genes for this disease
  • ApoE e4- is one of the three common forms of the ApoE gene
  • ApoE gene provides the blueprint for one of the proteins that carries the cholesterol in the bloodstream.
  • Everyone inherits a copy of the ApoE gene from each

parent.

  • Those who inherit two or more copies of the ApoE gene are at more risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease
  • The ApoE-E4 gene will tend to make the symptoms appear at a younger age.
genetics
Genetics
  • Deterministic genes that directly that cause this disease, do guarantee the person will develop this disorder.
  • Familial Alzheimer’s disease is caused by deterministic genes and many family members in multiple generations are infected.
stages of alzheimer s
Stages of Alzheimer’s
  • Alzheimer’s occurs gradually over a span of ten years.
  • There are three different stages of Alzheimer’s which are mild Alzheimer’s disease, moderate Alzheimer’s disease, and Severe Alzheimer’s disease.
cholinesterase inhibitors
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
  • The neurotransmitter Acetylcholine, there is a relative lack of this neurotransmitter.
  • Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers produced by nerves used to communicate with each other in order to carry out their functions.
  • Acetylcholine is important to form new memories and cholinerase inhibitors block the breakdown of Ach.
  • As a result, more acetylcholine is available in the brain, and it may be easier to form new memories.