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Alzheimer’s: Normal Aging Dementia Not being able to remember details of a conversation or event that took place a year ago Not being able to recall details of recent events or conversations Not being able to remember the name of an acquaintance Not recognizing the name of a friend or family member Forgetting things and events occasionally Forgetting things or events more frequently Occasionally having difficulty finding words Frequent pauses when finding words You are worried about your memory, but your relatives are not Your relatives are worried about your memory, but you are not aware of the problems Risk Factors: Age, heavy alcohol use, sleep deprivation, stress, genetics Epigenetic Component: Mutations in presenile can increase levels of gamma secretase, to increase cleavage. 3 Hallmarks of Alzheimer’s: Brain shrinkage, Amyloid Beta Plaques, Tau neurofibrillary tangles. Amyloid-beta: The main component of plaques seen as lesions in the brains. A peptide that many neurons in the hippocampus and cortex produce.
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  • Fall '12
  • KimHellemans
  • NMDA, amyloid precursor protein, Amyloid Beta Plaques, Tau neurofibrillary tangles, long-term degenerative disorder

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