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    Alzheimer's Disease {+rep}

    Hi guys!

    I'm actually preparing a 15 minutes final speech about Alzheimer's Disease and any help and extra info would be loved.
    I have most of my global information, but if there's any documentation you have used in the past for a similar project, it would be amazing.

    I'll of course +rep anyone who can help.

    Thank you!

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    Alzheimer’s as a cause of death increased 68 percent from 2000 to 2010.. Alzheimer’s now is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. D:

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    The number of cases increases because of the evolution of the medicine (the medicine improves -> We live longer -> We have more risk to get a neuron disease/problem).
    It has also been proved that when you are 65, you get 1% risk of having the disease, and then it keep increasing every 5 years -> 70 years old : 2%, 75 years old : 4%, 80 years old : 6%, etc...

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    Thanks a lot guys

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    I'm just creeping, but those are some pretty interesting facts.
    Number 6 cause of death? @_@ I didn't know that.
    I thought Alzheimer's just caused loss of memory, I didn't know it could lead to death.

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    My grandmother died a couple years back from Alzheimers, I'm sure you already know the basics but just from first hand experience: severe memory loss in both short and long term, not willing to accept that they have Alzeimers/any memory problems, confusion, and sometimes getting a little frustrated. She was a very nice and calm person but I've heard that it's not uncommon to have hostile situations with Alzeimers patients. @I_royalty_I memory loss is a symptom of a deteriorating brain... eventually the brain decay causes death.

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    It is estimated that 5.2 million Americans (of all ages) have Alzheimer's disease as of 2013. It is estimated that 5 million people age 65 and older and 200,000 people younger than 65 have Alzheimer's.

    There are no survivors with Alzheimer's. If you do not die from Alzheimer's disease, you die with it. One in every three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or any related disease.

    These are just some of the chilling facts of Alzheimer's. Hope it helps!!!

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    Thanks a lot guys <3 This is much appreciated +repped

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    Do you want statistics and personal experiences (the stuff you sell to the public);
    the stuff that's already been said,

    or pathologic/genetics + symptoms?

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    Here are two research articles that I've read before and might help you:

    Amyloid precursor protein (APP) physiological and pathophysiological functions:
    Explanation of APP from genetic and biochemistry point of view and it's possible hereditary.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3351924/

    Characterization of a Drosophila Alzheimer's disease model: pharmacological rescue of cognitive defects.
    Using fruit flies as model to map out and study AD therapeutic interventions.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3108982/

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