Alzheimers

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Alzheimers
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2012-12-12 22:11:05
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  1. What percent of people have alzheimers after the age of 65? What about 80?
    7%, 40%
  2. What are some signs and symptoms of alzheimers?
    Memory loss, loss of perception, loss of verbal ability, confusion, loss of judgment
  3. What parts of the brain are damaged with alzheimers?
    Hippocampus, neocortex, frontal and temporal lobes
  4. What develops in the brain?
    Neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles
  5. These consist of a dense core of Beta amyloid and surrounding degenerated axons and dendrites
    Neuritic plaques
  6. Consist of twisted protein filaments and Beta amyloid, which is being overproduced.
    Neurofibrillary tangles
  7. What chromosomes are involved in alzheimers?
    1, 14, 21
  8. What are some causes of alzheimers? (4)
    Head injury, infection, alcohol and/or drugs, toxins
  9. What are the treatments for alzheimers?
    None, but developing ways to prevent it.

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