Alzheimer's Disease

Deeya Patel & Kassity Smith

Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's is a non- infectious disease. It is caused by genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors affecting the brain.

How is Alzheimer's Caused?

It's inherited through a domestic pattern. If your brain has a lower amount of neurotransmitters, you can get it.

Symptoms

Alzheimer's has many symptoms. You can start forgetting things like where something is or a family person's name in an ongoing pattern. It is also caused by high blood pressure, high cholesterol, down syndrome, depression, or a head injury.

How is it Treated?

Doctors will prescribe a medicine, but that isn't a cure. If it is caused by depression in the past, the doctors will prescribe some sort of depression medicine.

Who is more like to get Alzheimer's?

Mostly older people are likely to get Alzheimer's Disease, but there could be a very small chance that a younger person could get it; it is very unlikely. People over 65 can get it. Women are more common than men to get Alzheimer's, but men can also get it.

What are ways you can prevent yourself from getting Alzheimer's?

You can exercise, eat a healthy diet, and/or you can do mental activities like word searches or cross words. You should do activities that keep your brain active.

Interesting Facts!

- By 2013, 5 million patients were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in America.

- A recent study has been done and says that by 2050, 14 million people are to have Alzheimer's in America.

- Alzheimer's is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S.A.

- No one knows only one certain cause of Alzheimer's yet.