Alzheimer's Disease Takes Away Our Memories

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Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease the slowly destroys the patients memory and as well as their thinking skills. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the 6th main causes of death. (3,6) Dr. Alois Alzheimer; whom is the one Alzheimer’s disease is named after, noticed in 1906 changes in the tissue of the brain of a female who apparently died of an unusual mental illness. (3) During Alzheimer’s neurons in the brain will eventually lose the ability to function and communicate with one another, the neurons will then eventually die. The parts, in which are affected during this time begin to decrease in size. Alzheimer's disease is a Dementia. (3) Dementia is the great loss of cognitive functioning. Dementia is a group of symptoms, not the disease itself. Some of the cognitive functions a patient, lose their ability to think, remember, and a sense of reasoning. Scientists are not yet sure of the causes of Alzheimer’s disease. Many experiments have been done and many hypotheses have been tested pertaining this subject. There are also different stages of Alzheimer’s. (2) One of them is Early-Onset Inherited Alzheimer’s disease. This particular stage has the strongest supporting data on its causes. The data includes that the mutations dealing with Alzheimer’s disease have been discovered in majority of the patients with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s. (1) Studies show that that in those dealing with this particular stage, the mutation is the leader of the overflowing production of a specific
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