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ALZHEIMER’s CAUSES
Ewa Oponowicz
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint Etienne, St Etienne, FRANCE
Warsaw Universi...
Alzheimer’s disease
• Alois Alzheimer, 1906;
• form of dementia;
Symptoms
• stress?
• short term memory loss?
• agression, confusion, language problems?
• long term memory loss?
Diagnostic tests
 diet, nutrtion, alcohol;
 medications;
 temperature, blood
pressure, pulse;
 blood and urine samples...
Risk factors
• AGE;
• FAMILY HISTORY;
• GENES;
• head injury;
• heart – head connection;
• diet, life style
AGE
FAMILY HISTORY
GENES
• RISK GENES
• DETERMINISTIC GENES (ADAD)
Brain tissue under microscope
PRIME SUSPECTS:
• PLAQUES - abnormal clusters of protein fragments, build up
between nerve c...
CAUSES
Sources:
• http://www.conversations-utiles.com/la-maladie-alzheimer-peut-vous-toucher-sur-facebook/
• http://www.logobird....
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  1. 1. ALZHEIMER’s CAUSES Ewa Oponowicz Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Saint Etienne, St Etienne, FRANCE Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics, Warsaw, POLAND St Etienne - 14/04/2014
  2. 2. Alzheimer’s disease • Alois Alzheimer, 1906; • form of dementia;
  3. 3. Symptoms • stress? • short term memory loss? • agression, confusion, language problems? • long term memory loss?
  4. 4. Diagnostic tests  diet, nutrtion, alcohol;  medications;  temperature, blood pressure, pulse;  blood and urine samples  reflexes;  coordination;  eye movement;  speech;  sensation  brain imaging study  mini mental state exam;  mini-cog (2 tasks);  mood assessment  genetic testing
  5. 5. Risk factors • AGE; • FAMILY HISTORY; • GENES; • head injury; • heart – head connection; • diet, life style
  6. 6. AGE
  7. 7. FAMILY HISTORY
  8. 8. GENES • RISK GENES • DETERMINISTIC GENES (ADAD)
  9. 9. Brain tissue under microscope PRIME SUSPECTS: • PLAQUES - abnormal clusters of protein fragments, build up between nerve cells; • TANGLES - made up of twisted strands of another protein.
  10. 10. CAUSES
  11. 11. Sources: • http://www.conversations-utiles.com/la-maladie-alzheimer-peut-vous-toucher-sur-facebook/ • http://www.logobird.com/are-all-graphic-designers-logo-designers/ • http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_steps_to_diagnosis.asp • http://techglam.com/alzheimers-disease-possible-causes-symptoms-and-treatment/ • http://www.topnews.in/health/link-between-down-syndrome-alzheimers-disease-discovered- 210266 • http://www.brightfocus.org/alzheimers/about/understanding/plaques-and-tangles.html • http://creativeartsconsulting.com/2011/01/19/question-of-the-week-do-i-need-a-business-plan/ • http://reprisevintage.blogspot.fr/ • http://www.ginkgogroup.org/eng/?action-viewnews-itemid-4 • http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/guide/alzheimers-genetic
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