~Alzheimer's Disease - Kate Taber

~Alzheimer's Disease - Kate Taber - Alzheimers Disease...

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Alzheimer’s Disease Causes, Effects, and Treatments
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Alzheimer’s Disease Degenerative brain disorder 4 million Americans 10% of all people over 65 50% of all people over 85 19 million people are family members of an Alzheimer’s patient 22 million people worldwide will be diagnosed by 2025
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The History of Alzheimer’s Alois Alzheimer in 1906 performed an autopsy “Peculiar formations” “Dense bundles”
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Functioning Brain Cerebrum- 2 hemispheres Higher order functioning- reasoning, planning, analyzing, creating Lobes Frontal Parietal Temporal Occipital
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Functional Brain Hippocampus Part of limbic system Role in memory formation Sorts and sends new info to correct part of brain to be stored and recalled when necessary
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Neurons Basic unit of nervous system- nerve cells Stimulus causes neuron to send an electric impulse through the cell body to the tip of the axon where neurotransmitters carry the signal across the synapse to the next neuron
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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