All About Alzheimer's

Jinal Wani

Why did I choose this?

I chose this as one of my topics to research because it is a worldwide disease that everyone has heard of, but its a disease that there is very little knowledge about. Scientists have been studying it for many years but cannot seem to find more to it then the observable facts. I find this disease in the way it works where it shrinks your brain, and causes memory loss and many more.

What is it?

Alzheimer's disease is a brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually any daily activity skills.

What damage can it do to YOU?

Symptoms of the this in brain include, abnormal clumps and tangled fibers. Also, there can be loss of connections between the nerve cells. The damage can then spread to the hippocampus and as more neurons die, the brain can then begin to shrink.

Research and experiments

The International Alzheimer's Disease Research Portfolio (IADRP) database brings together research provided research organizations in the US and abroad using the Common Alzheimer's Disease Research Oncology or CADRO. Dr. Alois Alzheimer founded this disease after noticing all the symptoms in a woman who had died of an abnormal mental illness. To this day, they're are many organizations who are still researching a cure and finding an explanation to the cause.

Interesting Facts

~In US alone, more than 5 million people are living with this disease.

~Of americans aged 65 or older, one of every nine people have Alzheimer's

~Every 68 seconds, someone is diagnosed.

~Nearly twice as many women have it then men.

~Heart disease can increase the risk of getting this disease

~Alzheimer's is linked with the loss of smell