The Purple Ribbon
Why I picked Alzheimers
Symptoms Of Alzheimer's
Cognitive: mental decline, difficulty thinking and understanding, delusion, forgetfulness, making things up, confusion, difficulty concentrating, inability to recognize common things
Behavioral: aggression, agitation, difficulty with self care, irritability, meaningless repetition of own words, personality changes, or wandering and getting lost
Experiments and Trials
Facts about Alzheimer's
Sugar Ray Robinson (1921 – 1989): Sugar Ray Robinson, recognized as one of the best boxers ever, died from Alzheimer’s at just 67 years of age. . It’s not currently known whether his head injuries contributed to Alzheimer’s disease.
Rosa Parks (1913 – 2005): Rosa is known for being arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus and beginning the civil rights movement. Parks lived a quiet life before being diagnosed with and later passing from Alzheimer’s.
Ronald Reagan (1911 – 2004): Six years after the end of his presidency, Reagan told the public that he was “one of the millions of Americans who will be afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.” He said that his public disclosure was intended to raise public awareness about the disease.