All About Alzheimers
by. Kinsie Wright
why I chose this topic...
whats going on in the brain when you have Alzheimers?
-Damage initially takes place in the hippocampus, this is the part of the brain that is essential for forming memories. over time more neurons will die and with that other parts of the brain will be effected. By the final stages of Alzheimers, damage is widespread, and brain tissue has shrunken significantly.
Teaming up to treat Alzheimer's (By. Jennie Ward Robinson)
-increase physiologist awareness and knowledge of this disease to help diagnose and treat Alzheimers.
-in particular Ward Robinson says the tool primarily used to diagnose Alzheimers (the Many Status Exam) is not sufficient, and psychologist can help develop a better one
-psychologist can also find ways to help familys cope with stress when they have a family member or loved one with Alzheimers, and also help them learn new ways to care for their loved ones.
1906-1960: First discovery
German physician Alois Alzheimer describes the haunting case of Auguste D., a patient who had profound memory loss, unfounded suspicions about her family, and other worsening psychological changes. In her brain at autopsy, he saw dramatic shrinkage and abnormal changes in and around nerve cells.
Interesting facts about Alzheimers...
-Every 68 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimers.
-Women are at higher risk to develop Alzheimers disease.
-The cost of Alzheimers disease in 2013 was $203 billion.