Symptoms Of Alzheimer 's Disease

2043 WordsMay 1, 20169 Pages
Introduction I think one of the saddest day in my life was when I found out my father had Alzheimer’s disease. It took an emotional toll on me and my family members. I believe Alzheimer is much harder on me and my loved ones than on my grandfather; because he was unaware of what was going on. It’s painful watching my grandfather degrade and get worse each and every day. The worst thing is that he doesn’t even know who I am anymore. In this paper I will discuss certain risk factors, background of Alzheimer’s, Background of Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease was first identified in 1906 by German doctor Alois Alzheimer and was named after him. Alzheimer 's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with aging and characterized by deposits of beta-amyloids and neurofibrillary tangles. Alzheimer’s disease disrupts the critical metabolic processes in neurons and makes them unhealthy. Due to these disruptions the nerve cells lose connections with other nerve cells, stop working and finally die. The death of nerve cells in temporoparietal cortex and frontal cortex is the primary reason for memory failure, personality changes, and problems in carrying out daily activities. According to the Associated Press” Smokers are twice as likely as lifetime nonsmokers to develop Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia”. What causes Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer 's disease is caused by microtubules being disconnected from tau, an important
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