Alzheimer - Alzheimer Running head: ALZHEIMER Alzheimer...

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Alzheimer 1 Running head: ALZHEIMER Alzheimer Disease Patrick Bakley Western Oklahoma State College
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Alzheimer 2 Abstract Alzheimer's disease (AD), one form of dementia, is a progressive, degenerative brain disease. It affects memory, thinking, and behavior. It also has no current cure.
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Alzheimer 3 Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people. It is believed to start with twisted fragments of protein within nerve cells that clog up the brain cells themselves eventually killing the cells. Clusters of dead and dying brain cells accumulated around more protein causing the start of AD. These changes in protein actually occur to some extent in all brains with age, however, this will acumulate more often, and there are many more of them in the brains of people with AD. In fact AD usually begins after age 60. The risk goes up as you get older. Your risk is also higher if a family member has had the disease. Also, this disease begins very slowly. The disease first involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. People with alzheimer may have trouble remembering things that happened within the immediate past or names of people they know. Over time, these symptoms
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