Alzheimer's Disease

By: Chris Holbrook and Anthony Medina

Background Information

Estimated of 5.4 million have Alzheimer's disease, severity form of dementia, and hundreds of thousands more may suffer from an often misdiagnosed Hippocampal Sparing. Recent data suggests well over half a million Americans died from Alzheimer's disease. What it does to you is, your losing your mind. Heart disease may come into play with Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's affects the hippocampus the memory part of the brain. Heart Disease may increase the odds of alzheimer's, people believe there are no conventional cure.

Causes of Alzheimer's

Sugar and carbs can disrupt your brain function. Sugar can shrink your hippocampus the part where your memory is. People with diabetes are more likely to have alzheimer's type 2 lose more brain volume with age. Lower levels of insulin and insulin receptors can cause Alzheimer's.

Prevention

Eating a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco and excessive drinking, and exercising both the mind and body.
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Medication to avoid

There are some medication you should avoid such as. Tranquilizers may cause confusion, increased memory impairment, and slowed reactions, and may cause fall.
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Target Region

Alzheimer's targets specific regions of the brain. The most affected region is the Nucleus basalis of Meynert. In a finer scale it is a result of dense protein causing inflammation and cell death.
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