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Alzheimers Alzheimers Presentation Transcript

  • Standards
    • 1st semester 3a. Students know how to predict the probable outcome of phenotypes in a genetic cross from the genotypes of parents and mode of inheritance (atosomal or X-linked, dominant or recessive)
    • 2nd semester 9b Students know how the nervous system mediates communication between different parts of the body and the body interactions with the enviorment
  • What’s alzheimer’s
    • Alzheimer’s – it’s a disease affects brain how people think and their behavior (it’s a type of Dementia – like a loss of brain funtion )
  • 10 warning signs to identify if someone may have Alzheimer's
    • 1.Forgeting things that you usually do on a daily basis
    • 2.Having problems solving a simple problem
    • 3.Having problems completing tasks
    • 4.Getting confused on place or time
    • 5.Trouble understanding an image that you are seeing
    • (continuing…)
  • 10 warning signs to identify someone may have Alzheimer's
    • 6.Problems with writing and speaking
    • 7.Losing something and not able to retrace your steps
    • 8.Giving up very easy on things they loved
    • 9.Always wanting to be alone (keeping their selves away from work or social things)
    • 10.Changing their mood
  • Cures and treatments
    • Scientist are still trying to find one
    • So at the moment there are still no treatments to Alzheimer's
  • Risk Factors
    • Things doctors usually do is compare the age, gender, etc from people who have alzheimer’s and those who don’t
    • Most of the people who have alzheimer’s it just gets to them but the are some cases that it comes from genetics
  • What race does it affect more
    • In some studies they did
    • 81% where white
    • 12% where African American
    • 4% where Latino
    • 1.5% where Asian
    • 0.5% where American Indians
  • Diffrance between peron with alzheimer’s and one with out disease As you see is the regular brain all The messages go through as in a person with alzheimers not all of Them go though
  • Where most deaths happen
  • Couple of ways to prevent it
    • 1 eat very healthy
    • 2 Control blood pressure
    • Have strong social support
    • Do heaps of exercise
    • Get enough sleep
    • DON’T smoke drink or do drugs
  • # of people with dementia
  • statistics
    • 5.3 million of people have this disease
    • 172 billion dollars of annual cost
    • 10.9 million people unpaid caregivers
  • Citations
    • &quot;Alzheimer's Disease.&quot; Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and FItures (2010). Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's Disease. Web. <> &quot;Alzheimer's Disease.&quot; Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and FItures (2010). Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's Disease. Web.
    • &quot;Alzheimer's Association s - Alzheimer's & Dementia Risk Factors.&quot; Alzheimer' Association - Alzheimer's & Dementia Help Center. Web. 08 Dec. 2011. <>.