ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Is a type of dementia that causes dangerous and radical problems in a person’s way of thinking, memory, and behavior Dementia is the general term used to describe memory loss and other intellectual abilities that negatively affects a patient’s daily life
PROBLEM Are pharmacology trial based studies more efficient than common clinical studies on the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease ? Does having any cardiovascular condition directly affects the possibility of a person under the age of 65 to develop Alzheimer’s disease in the future ?
HYPOTHESIS Trial research based on pharmacology experiments will be the best way to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease People with cardiovascular conditions will have more possibilities of suffering Alzheimer’s disease than does who do not
OBJECTIVES To take advantage of my experiment’s results for a better understanding of the disease To prove that “trial studies” are the best way to recognize and diagnose Alzheimer’s disease To prove people with cardiovascular conditions are more likely to develop Alzheimer before the age of 65 years old
METHODOLOGY Clinical studies will consist of 2 groups of people within the ages of 45 to 65 years old Each group will consist of 100 members Pharmacology Trials Four groups of 25 members One half will have cardiovascular condition history One half will not Experimental drugs will be considered on this research
PATIENT’S CONSENT Each participant of the Pharmacology Trial study must sign an informed consent agreement, affirming that he or she is willing to participate, and understands the study and its purpose.
EXPECTED RESULTS Trial research will be more efficient than Clinical studies to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease Patients with a history of cardiovascular conditions will be more likely to suffer Alzheimer’s disease under the age of 65
LONG TERM GOALS To drastically influence the way Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed To develop new treatments based on premature intervention that would save a patient’s life
REFERENCES Alzheimers Association. 2012 Alzheimers disease facts and figures. Alzheimers and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimers Association. March 2012; 8:131–168. http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_and_fi gures.asp