By: Bryan Danilowicz
Why did i choose the topic "Alzheimer's", and will it help me and others?
I chose the topic, because it simply interested me. My great grandmother also has a form of dementia and she's like 90 years old. My research could help benefit me to be more knowledgeable on this disease. It could help others with informing them as well.
What is alzheimer's disease?
The disease is a type of dementia in the brain. It's the most common form of dementia, and is mostly common in older people. Although there is no current cure,treatments and medications have been developed to help slow the effects of dementia, and possibly not make it as bad.
Is it only found in older people?
No it can be found in children and adults. It is more common as you get older. The disease can get worse as you age on.
What happens to the brain?
The hippocampus shrinks, ventricles enlarge, and the cerebral cortex shrinks as well. The picture at the top can show you the brain effects.
Who discovered the disease, and who made major contributions to research of the disease?
Dr. Alois Alzheimer discovered it in 1906. Then Jerome H. Stone founded the Alzheimer's Association. The first drug trial was in 1987, and treatments started to emerge in 1999-2000.
If you're a woman, you are at higher risk of getting Alzheimers.
Education can lower your risk.