IntroductionAlzheimer’s is a disease that affects the brain.About 4 million people in the United States haveit. It is predicted that 1 in 85 people globally willbe affected by Alzheimer’s in 2050. There were26.6 million people who suffered Alzheimer’sworldwide. The average lifetime cost for caringfor Alzheimer’s is estimated at $174,000 .
The definition ofAlzheimer’s is a diseasecausing degeneration tothe brain cells. Theword of origin comesfrom Dr. Alois Alzheimer, the abbreviation ofAlzheimer is AD(Alzheimer’s Disease ).Definition/OriginDefinition or Origin
Ad or Alzheimer’s was firstknown as a prehensiledementia and was thought tobe a very rare disorder.Alzheimer’s is now consideredas a very dangerous disease. In1906 a German physician , Dr.Alois Alzheimer identified thesymptoms of Alzheimer’s. Asyou get old normal memoryloss occurs. It becomes moreand more harmful. Alzheimer’sis now considered as a verydangerous disease.History of the diseaseHistory of the Disease
Therefore knowing theenvironmental factorsthat can affect you fromgetting this disease areimportant. Theenvironmental factors are; cholesterol, fat, viralviruses, and inflammationwhich means infections.Other factors are diet,aluminum andneurological damage.Having AD affects andyou and your family.Impact by theenvironmentImpact of theEnvironment
People who are mostlikely to get affected byAlzheimer’s are of age 65and, almost 50% of thoseover 85 have the disease.Woman are more likely todevelop the disease thanmen. Family history , andhigh blood cholesterol arerisk factors. Also manyaluminum in the brainsmight lead to a disorder .Definition/riginCauses/TransmissionDemographics
Alzheimer’s is caused bythe brain cells and theneurons that were out. Age,family history, head injuries,gender, and heart diseasecould be a factor ofAlzheimer’s being caused. Itis also caused by acombination of severalgenetics and environmentalfactors.Symptoms/DiagnosisCauses/Transmission
Symptoms that generateAlzheimer’s is a memoryloss, they lose mentalfunctions. They getconfused, disoriented andthey got lost. They lose theability to talk meaningful,care for them selves, andconstant care. After theyare diagnose withAlzheimer’s 10-12 yearslater they die from thedisease. They have atendency of forgettingfamily names conversations,and recent events.DemographicsSymptoms/Diagnosis
The treatment neededto slow the progressioncalls for 3 differenttypes of medicine. It isin a group called(cholinesteraseinhibitors). Themedicine causesvomiting, diarrhea,muscle cramps andsleep distractions.Treatment
To prevent Alzheimersyou should keep a normalblood pressure, reduce theintake of acid like linoleicfound in butter and dairyproducts. You should keepa substantial low fat diet,and eat fish like tuna,salmon, and mackerel. Youshould also stay mentallyand socially active.Prevention Prevention
In the future scientistsshould discover a new testto diagnose Alzheimerdisease sooner. Meaningthat they should find a wayto test the patient whilethey are alive, becausethey only have a test thatscans the brain tissues inyour brain when you aredead. Dr. Alois Alzheimerhad a patient that died andhe tested his brains andfound twisted bands offiber, which supposed tobe connected to eachother, not all twisted up.Research/FutureResearch/Future
ConclusionWithout your memory the quality of life doesnot remain the same. In reality, everyone’smemory will deteriorate some what as they getold. We hope that more people could be awareof the environmental factors that will preventthe deteriorating diseases of Alzheimer’s.