What's my Name?
Austin McCracken and Tommy Scheetz
Why we Chose Alzheimer's
All About Alzheimer's
Early symptoms are mild memory loss, but as it worsens people are unable to carry on a conversation and response to their environment. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. After people are diagnosed and show symptoms of the disease they live on an average of eight more years.
The Brain During Alzheimer's
Research and Experiments
Catherine Roe an assistant professor of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, did an experiment with 100 patients who had Alzheimer's. She gave 50 patients a placebo pill and 50 people a new drug. At the end of the the experiment memory scores fell 33% of the 50 people who were given the placebo. The patients who took the new drug showed an improvement of 4% on the memory tests.
- 5 million people have Alzheimer's in the U.S
- 500,000 people die a year from Alzheimer's
- Costs 20 billion dollars for total care in the U.S