Alzheimer's Over Time
How does it affect the brain and the body?
What is Alzheimer's disease?
Alzheimer’s is a disease that consists of plaques and tangles grown in the brain, this causes memory loss. “Plaques form when protein pieces called beta-amyloid clump together” (Alz.org). These plaques soon form together and become tangles. Alzheimer’s disease can’t be cured as of right now, but research is being done that could possibly stop or decrease plaques and tangles from growing on the brain. “This disease is known to affect many people, mostly over the age of 60 but some cases result in anywhere from 19-60+” (Alz.org).
When was Alzheimer's disease discovered and by who?
Alzheimer’s disease was discovered in 1906 by Dr. Alois Alzheimer. Dr. Alzheimer was studying the brain of a woman who had recently died of an illness that was undetermined. He noticed that the tissue of the brain he had been studying had changed over time. The symptoms of this disease at the time was memory loss, unpredictable actions, and language problems
How does it affect the brain?
1- It makes the brain smaller
2- It destroys tissue
3- It creates plaques and tangles that cause memory loss
How does it affect the body over time?
What are some differences between the beginning stages to the end stages?
My Great Grandmother
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