Alzheimer’s disease

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Alzheimer’s disease

  1. 1. <ul>Alzheimer’s disease </ul><ul>The Brain Killer <li>A.D. February 2012 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul>Presentation </ul><ul>Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with : </ul><ul><ul><li>memory,
  3. 3. thinking and
  4. 4. behavior. </li></ul></ul><ul>Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time,becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. </ul>
  5. 5. <ul>Why this subject </ul><ul><li>Alzheimer's disease has no survivors. It destroys brain cells and causes memory changes, erratic behaviors and loss of body functions. It slowly and painfully takes away a person's identity, ability to connect with others, think, eat, talk, walk and find his or her way home. </li></ul><ul><li>It is estimated that there are currently about 18 million people worldwide with Alzheimer’s disease. This figure is projected to nearly double by 2025 to 34 million. Much of this increase will be in the developing countries, and will be due to the ageing population. Currently, more than 50% of people with Alzheimer’s disease live in developing countries and by 2025, this will be over 70%. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul>Public </ul>This presentation is for medical professionals such as : <ul><ul><li>Nurses,
  7. 7. Personal care workers (Nurse's Aide, Personal Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant) </li></ul></ul>wishing to read about Alzheimer's disease.
  8. 8. Study : Alzheimer's Travels Through the Brain Like a Virus <ul><li>by Esther Heerema
  9. 9. February 3, 2012
  10. 10. &quot;Extract&quot; : «  This research is important because it has potential implications for early treatment of the disease. If we're able to physically stop the spread of the tau through the brain, eventually we may be able to stop the progression of Alzheimer's disease. »
  11. 11. Index terms : Alzheimer's / brain / tau protein / temporal lobe / symptoms / treatment
  12. 12. Found with a newsletter
  13. 13. Url </li></ul>http://alzheimers.about.com/b/2012/02/03/study-alzheimers-travels-through-brain.htm?nl=1 <ul><li>AD </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul>Tools </ul><ul><li>Newsletter : </li><ul><li>the About Alzheimer's / Dementia newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds : </li><ul><li>Alzheimer's Disease New Links: MedlinePlus RSS Feed
  15. 15. Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation Articles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google alerts : </li><ul><li>« Alzheimer's disease treatment » </li></ul></ul>

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