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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Alzheimer's- The Nervous System 66.6% 33.4% Women are most at risk for Alzheimer's as they make up a stagering 2/3 of reported cases Scientists are curently testing whether antibodys can reduce the gatthering of beta-amyloid plaque in the brains of people with the specific genetic mutation that occurs with Alzheimer's and what they do to reduce delay or prevent symptoms high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol, also increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's. Some autopsy studies have shown that as much as 80%. How do you know you have it? Some signs- Memory loss, Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory thinking and reasoning skills. 1- Memory loss and disturbs daily life 2- Challenges in planning and solving problems 3- difficulty completing tasks at home and work 4- confusion with time and place 5- trouble understanding images and space and relationships 6- new problems with words and speaking and writing 7- misplaced and losing the ability to retrace steps 8- decreased or poor judgement 9- withdraw from work or social activities 10- changes in mood and personality How are cells and organs affected? ALZ is a chronic brain disorder where the host progressively loses brain tissue and functions of the brain. There are two stages to alzheimers, in the earlier stage alzheimers breaches the intellectual side of your brain and its basic functions. As you venture into the later stages, alzheimers directly starts affecting directly or indirectly all large body systems. The digestive system is strongly affected. Making alzheimer's ultimately fatal as the condition worsens. It affects mainly the central nervous system like the brain and spinal system. There are also some smaller brain portions that are directly affected like: Amyloid, plaques, they are made of specific proteins and dead brain cell slowly gather in the brain tissue. There is a natural occurring brain protein known as tau also gathers abnormally and dies in the brain. (Add more on the what happens to the cells, neurons, connections) Yes. Alzheimers is the 6 leading cause of death in the usa and despite research effort it is also among the top ten disease in the nation that cannot be prevented reversed or curedAlzheimers killed more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined Is Alzheimer's Lethal ? A nerve is a connected bundle of axons. Nerves send out electrochemical signals between small points in the human body. An external stimulus is your sound, touch, taste, smell, sight. these senses trigger the sensory receptor, that makes a low-voltage signal by bringing sodium and potassium ions through the neuron membrane. The signal travels along the bundle of axons until it reaches the spinal cord. then the impulse travels through the white matter which is scientifically known as axon bundles to the gray matter known as neurons and synapses, which transmits a little signal quickly to the brain. Once the stimulus reaches the brain, the right or left brain lobe makes a "decision," which can be conscious or unconscious, and shoots information back down the spinal cord. After leaving the spinal cord at the proper point in the body, the low-voltage signal travels back along a peripheral nerve to a neuromuscular junction, a place where the muscle tissue is highly excitable. The signal leaves the nerve and covers the entire muscle, causing contraction or expansion. This is a short summary of the path it travels: Stimulus -> Sensory Receptor -> Sensory Neuron -> Spinal Cord -> Brain -> Spinal Cord -> Sensory Neuron -> Neuromuscular Junction -> Skeletal Muscle! The Path of the Nerve
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