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What are the symptoms of Alzheimers?
Memory loss, difficulty with speach, mobility and visuospacial
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What causes Alzheimers?
Proteins building up in the brain. They form amyloid plaques and tau tangles. This eventually leads to loss of connections between nerve cells and eventually death of nerve cell/loss of brain tissue.
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what % of people have alzheimers +1 other dementia? and what is the most common other
10% and vascular dementia- caused by a lack of blood to the brain
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3 Atypical types of Alzeimers
Posterior cortical atrphy - damage to back and upper rear of brain (visual/spacial.) Logopenic Aphasia - left hand side (language) Frontal Variant - front(planning and decision making)
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What is the most common age group? What percent of people over 80 have dementia?
65+ and 1/6
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Diagnosis
rule out other conditions, pen and paper test, MRI or CT
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What is used for the treatment of moderate or mixed Alzhiemers?
donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine
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What is used to treat moderate of severe Alzhiemers
Memantine
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