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This is your heartbreak mapping page. You will be editing this page with other students who share your heartbreak. Instructions are in italics but when you click edit, you'll see this as a gray boxes. Don't delete the gray boxes! As you follow instructions and add information, you'll start seeing how others share your heartbreak.

What is Alzheimer's Disease


Alzheimer's Disease:‍

Progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age, due to generalized degeneration of the brain.
It is the most common cause of premature senility. This disease attacks the brain's nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes. It's a neurodegenerative type of dementia, the disease starts mild and gets progressively worse. Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. This disease is irreversible. It can effect thinking skills and eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest of tasks.


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Anna- I personally have two family members suffering from this disease and my family has been affected a lot because of it. I know my family aren't the only ones and that families all over are struggling because of this disease and that breaks my heart.
ZrochSmith- My grandma lives with me have Alzheimer's at around stage 4-5, my parents and I are setting up a security system to help keep an eye on her during the latest stages of this disease.
Cody-I have read many books about people that have had Alzheimer's and watched many movies that have had main characters with Alzheimer's. These characters break my heart. They make me think of the possibility of loved ones I know getting Alzheimer's and it would be bad.

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Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis:

Diagnosing Alzheimer's requires careful medical evaluation, including:
  • A thorough medical history
  • Mental status testing
  • A physical and neurological exam
  • Tests (such as blood tests and brain imaging) to rule out other causes of dementia-like symptoms
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Ways to possibly prevent Alzheimer's:

  • Physical exercise and diet
  • Social connections and intellectual activity
  • Prevention of head trauma

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