Don't forget what Alzheimers can do

By Gavin Allison

Why I chose Alzheimer's

The reason I chose Alzheimer's is because it is a very serious problem that has caused much wrong to the country and at the moment it cannot be stopped. This disease is a fear to every senior and it should be known about how deadly it really is to them, and I.

What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's Disease is a disorder that starts off in the brain, slowly killing brain cells. It is not as harmless in its beginning stage but it progressively gets worse over time. It starts to destroy someone's memory, movement, and daily functions, and is very lethal.It is the most common form of Dementia and is 6th leading cause of death in the United States... and it cannot be cured, or slowed.
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What is going on in a brain that has Alzheimer's?

The process of Alzheimer's is a very lengthy one. When a person is diagnosed with it, there are not any noticeable things occurring on the outside(Which only lasts for about a decade), but many changes are happening inside. Many types of plaque and tangles are being deposited throughout the brain. Neurons will have a loss of connection between each other and eventually, brain cells start to die, which will lead to death.

What Parts of the Brain are Affected?

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Three parts of the brain are affected, The frontal Lobe, the Temporal Lobe, and the Parietal Lobe. The frontal lobe increases the effectiveness of your Intelligence, judgement, and behavior of a person. The Temporal Lobe is the most affected of the three, which holds a person's memories. The Parietal Lobe determines the effectiveness of how well a person speaks.
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Who Discovered Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's Disease is named after clinical psychiatrist and neuroanatomist, Alois Alzheimer. In 1906, He noticed changes to a 50-year old woman that he followed for admission. He described her having the symptoms Paranoia, confusion, memory disturbance, aggression until her death five years later. He took pictures of her brain and noted plaques, tangles, and abnormal clumps in the brain. Three more cases were formed and he concluded he found different processes of the disease.