What is Alzheimers?

Alzheimers is degenerative disorder which means it attacks the brains nerve cells. This causes a series of symptoms some are memory loss, changes in personality and confusion about time and place.


- Memory Loss

-Difficulty doing familiar tasks

- Problems with language

-Confusion about place and time

-Poor judgment

-Problems with thinking

-Misplacing this

-Changes in mood or behavior

-Changes in personality

-Loss of desire to do things

-Loss of the ability to remember who people are


There are several medications you can take for Alzheimer's such as


-Namenda XR


-Donepezil Hydrochloride (ARICEPT)

-Rivastigmine (EXELON)

-Galantine Hydrobromide

Life Expectancy

Statistics show most people diagnosed with Alzheimer's live from 8-10 years during these years people with Alzheimer's will likely get a illness called pneumonia.

What is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is a infection that inflames the air sacs in your lungs which could fill with fluid. Pneumonia can cause chest pain, difficulty breathing, shaking chills, excessive sweating, and your nails could turn blue from lack of oxygen.

The picture below shows your lungs and a normal alveoli and a alveoli with pneumonia.

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Can I prevent this disoreder?

There is no way to prevent this disorder because there is no certain cause of the disease.

Diagnostic Tests

Computed Tomography (CT): It uses a computer x-rays to look inside your brain

Magnetic Resonance Maging (MRI): takes an image of the body

PET: takes a 3d image of the body

History on Alzheimers

It was discovered by Dr. Alois Alzheimer he was a German physician