The Disease Of Alzheimer 's Disease

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RESEARCH ESSAY Many older people forget the name of close relatives or misplace things from one place to another. This type of forgetfulness is normal. But, forgetting how to reach home, getting troubled in places and person knows well, or asking questions continuously can be signs of a more serious problem. It is a disease of the brain that started slowly and gets worse as the time progresses. Alzheimer’s is a progressive destroying of brain tissue that primarily strikes people over the age of 65. Brain functions such as memory, comprehension, and speech deteriorate. The term first introduced by Dr. Alois Alzheimers in 1906. Memory is lost first. As days passes, attention tends to distracted, simple calculations become hard, and ordinary daily activities become difficult, accompanied by angry. These symptoms will worsen at night. Gradually mood changes occur like, outbursts of anger, fear to strangers, and deep apathy. There are mainly 3 factors that increase the likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease are brain changes, lifestyle and heart health, past head trauma. As, mentioned earlier, Alzheimer’s disease damage and kill brain cells, the brain changes under microscope shows, 3 abnormalities that is tangles, plaques and genetic changes. Plaques are the clumps of protein which are called beta amyloid, which may damage brain cells which disrupts cell to cell communication. These beta amyloid clumps together to form plaque. These

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