Alzheimer 's Disease And Its Effects

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Alzheimer’s disease is predicted to affect 115 million people worldwide by the year 2050 (Aggarwal, Neelum). This debilitating disease was mostly in the dark to scientists until 2011 when they were finally able to develop a way to observe and study the development of the stages of Alzheimer’s. A lot is still largely unknown about the disease and current studies aim to categorize, provide infrastructure, provide early detection as well as research possible treatments for the disease (Aggarwal, Neelum). As this disease progresses and affects more and more people in each generation, the need for caretakers will also increase. The research of Alzheimer’s must continue to progress so that the number of Alzheimer patients in the future may be reduced. Google defines dementia as “a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning.” According to What is Alzheimer’s, Alzheimer’s disease happens to be the most common form of Dementia. Alzheimer’s is a progressive memory disease that affects the brains neurons causing loss of memory as well as function. Even though memory loss is a common occurrence as people start to age, Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Alz.org explains that two main plaques, which are protein fragments that are built up in the brain, cause Alzheimer’s disease. These two proteins are Beta-amyloid and Tau. Beta-amyloid kills nerves by
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