Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease

The tangled neurons cause nutrients and other essential supplies to no longer move to vital cells in the brain.

・Neurons in the brain are disrupted by deposits of amyloid plague.・This prevents neurotransmitters to be sent to through the synapse to receptors. ・This stops all brain communication by the formation of tangles in the brain cells.

What is Alzheimer's Disease?

A disease that causes loss of memory and other intellectual disabilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

Physiological Effects

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Accounting for 60-80% of dementia cases.

What do these tangles do?

Watch this video to learn more!

The best way to take care of your brain and to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's Disease is to take proper care of your heart. Daily cardiovascular exercise paired with healthy lifestyle choices should do the trick!

Janis, S. (Photographer). (2011). Healthy Brain vs. Alzheimer’s Brain [digital image]. Retrieved from http://www.alz.org/braintour/healthy_vs_alzheimers.asp

Janis, S. (Photographer). (2011). Brain Plagues and Tangles[digital image]. Retrieved from http://www.alz.org/braintour/plaques_tangles.asp

"Current Treatments, Alzheimer's & Dementia | Research Center | Alzheimer's Association." Alzheimer's Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. .


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