Psych of Aging Notes 3-11-08

Psych of Aging Notes 3-11-08 - Dementia & Related...

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Auguste Deter -The First known person in history to have Altzhimer’s Disease She was 51 when diagnosed, 56 when died (1906) Alois Alzheimer 1864-1915: Who Auguste D went to for her problems. Demenita- General brain disease PREVELANCE “The infamous 5 Million and counting” -US estimates are at 5 to 5.5 million and constantly increasing. -Estimates from other countries do not agree -Why are the US figures so high? -Get more research money -Drug companies -Political reasons…to get more money 2.5 million was the correct number SYMPTOMS MCI-Mild Cognitive Impairment: Memory problems, other cognitive functions OK, brain compensates for changes From time of Diagnosis to Death- Average span is 10 years. Biological Changes Deleterious Changes at the cellular level: Amyloid plaques Neurofibrillary Tangles Possible Cause Proposed Processes Amyloid Cascade Hypthesis Amyloid plaques cause the death of neurons Caspase Theory
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