The Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease, 2nd Edition (Facts by Carol Turkington, Deborah Mitchell

By Carol Turkington, Deborah Mitchell

Shopper textual content offers entire details at the affliction, its explanations and signs, comparable medical conditions, and the newest advances in therapy, medications, and study. additionally addresses social matters and invaluable aid agencies. Discusses grownup day providers and gene treatment. DNLM: Alzheimer Disease--Encyclopedia.

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There is evidence that amyloid deposits may be a central process in the disease. Scientists know that changes in the structure of the APP protein can cause Alzheimer’s, as shown in one inherited form of the disease that is caused by mutations in the gene containing instructions for making the APP protein. amyloid-precursor protein (APP) The parent protein from which beta amyloid is derived, and which is found in the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, 24 AMY plaque spleen, and intestines. It is used by the body for unknown purposes.

In 1912 the University of Breslau appointed Alzheimer professor of psychiatry and director of the Psychiatric and Neurologic Institute. Alzheimer continued his research there for the next three years. In addition to his research on dementia, Alzheimer also made significant contributions to the field of histology, making important observations in epilepsy, brain tumors, Huntington’s chorea, and alcoholic delirium. He was widely admired as a meticulous and dedicated researcher and a generous teacher.

All the centers are dedicated to providing a network for sharing new ideas as well as research results. Currently, 27 ADC-affiliated satellite facilities offer diagnostic and treatment services and collect research data in underserved, rural, and minority communities. For patients and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease, many centers offer diagnosis and medical management, information, opportunities for volunteers to participate in drug trials and research projects, and support groups and other special programs.

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