Alzheimers

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Alzheimers

  1. 2. Standards <ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>2nd semester 9b Students know how the nervous system mediates communication between different parts of the body and the body interactions with the enviorment </li></ul>
  2. 3. What’s alzheimer’s <ul><li>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 ) </li></ul>
  3. 4. 10 warning signs to identify if someone may have Alzheimer's <ul><li>1.Forgeting things that you usually do on a daily basis </li></ul><ul><li>2.Having problems solving a simple problem </li></ul><ul><li>3.Having problems completing tasks </li></ul><ul><li>4.Getting confused on place or time </li></ul><ul><li>5.Trouble understanding an image that you are seeing </li></ul><ul><li>(continuing…) </li></ul>
  4. 5. 10 warning signs to identify someone may have Alzheimer's <ul><li>6.Problems with writing and speaking </li></ul><ul><li>7.Losing something and not able to retrace your steps </li></ul><ul><li>8.Giving up very easy on things they loved </li></ul><ul><li>9.Always wanting to be alone (keeping their selves away from work or social things) </li></ul><ul><li>10.Changing their mood </li></ul>
  5. 6. Cures and treatments <ul><li>Scientist are still trying to find one </li></ul><ul><li>So at the moment there are still no treatments to Alzheimer's </li></ul>
  6. 7. Risk Factors <ul><li>Things doctors usually do is compare the age, gender, etc from people who have alzheimer’s and those who don’t </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the people who have alzheimer’s it just gets to them but the are some cases that it comes from genetics </li></ul>
  7. 8. What race does it affect more <ul><li>In some studies they did </li></ul><ul><li>81% where white </li></ul><ul><li>12% where African American </li></ul><ul><li>4% where Latino </li></ul><ul><li>1.5% where Asian </li></ul><ul><li>0.5% where American Indians </li></ul>
  8. 9. 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
  9. 10. Where most deaths happen
  10. 11. Couple of ways to prevent it <ul><li>1 eat very healthy </li></ul><ul><li>2 Control blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Have strong social support </li></ul><ul><li>Do heaps of exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Get enough sleep </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T smoke drink or do drugs </li></ul>
  11. 12. # of people with dementia
  12. 13. statistics <ul><li>5.3 million of people have this disease </li></ul><ul><li>172 billion dollars of annual cost </li></ul><ul><li>10.9 million people unpaid caregivers </li></ul>
  13. 14. Citations <ul><li>&quot;Alzheimer's Disease.&quot; Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and FItures (2010). Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's Disease. Web. <http://www.alz.org/documents_custom/report_alzfactsfigures2010.pdf> &quot;Alzheimer's Disease.&quot; Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and FItures (2010). Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's Disease. Web. http://www.alz.org/documents_custom/report_alzfactsfigures2010.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Alzheimer's Association s - Alzheimer's & Dementia Risk Factors.&quot; Alzheimer' Association - Alzheimer's & Dementia Help Center. Web. 08 Dec. 2011. <http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_causes_risk_factors.asp>. </li></ul>

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