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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 ALZ Sebastian Quiroga What is Alzheimer's? A progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. However common, Alzheimer's is treatable. Stats: ALZ by the Numbers 3,000,000 Number of people diagnosed with ALZ each year 7th leading cause of death $172 Billion Annual medical costs associated with Alzheimer's related treatmentin the US. represent majority of people with disease 2 times more likely tolose job benifitsthan men represent majority of caregivers make up 1.8 million of the 5 million sufferers Less men is attributed to men living shorter 1 in 11 men over age of 65 6% of people over the age of 65 are affected and nearly 64% of those are women, Alzheimer's Disease(Senile Dimentia) Older African-Americans and Hispanics are considerably more likely than older whites to have Alzheimers disease and other dementias. There are 10 general warning signs/ symptoms of Alzheimer's1. Memory Loss2. Challenges in Solving Problems3. Difficulty completing simple tasks4. Confusion with Time or Place5. Trouble understanding Images6. Problems with Words7. Misplacing Things8. Poor Judgement9. Withdrawal from Social Activities10. Changes in Mood The most common form of treatment is Cholinesterase inhibitors. These drugs work by boosting levels of a cell-to-cell communication chemical depleted in the brain by Alzheimer's disease. Most people can expect to keep their current symptoms at bay for a time. Counseling is ineffective since it is beyond the control of the individual. Being a neuro-degenerativedisorder, if left untreated, ALZ will eventually deplete basic motor and cognitive functionof the individual. Symptoms Treatments
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