This project is targeted for people after the age of 65 showing signs or dealing with Alzheimer. Why Alzheimer is an important matter to talk about and how can we help anybody diagnosed with it? The goal is to research this subject within nursing homes or live case trials and develop a plan to share our information about prevention and new findings as we complete this project to help better the life and make it easier for an Alzheimer victims.
Alzheimer is a very common disease that begins to show in adults ages 65 and older but can also be seen in adults in their 40s and 50s. Also known as early onset Alzheimer or younger-onset. The very first case of Alzheimer was a patient name Auguste D., 50 years of age, who showed signs of memory loss, suspicions of her family, and other worsening physical changes. The doctor assigned to the case (Alois Alzheimer) described it a "peculiar disease". Alois then performed a brain autopsy on the patient and saw "dramatic shrinkage and abnormal deposits in and around nerve cells". He followed her case up until her death in 1906. Between 1906 and 1911, "eleven similar cases were reported in the medical literature. Some already using the name Alzheimer's disease". "The disease was first described as a distinctive disease by Emil Kraepelin after suppressing some of the clinical (delusions and hallucinations) and pathological features (arteriosclerotic changes) contained in the original report of Auguste D. He included Alzheimer's disease, also named presenile dementia by Kraepelin, as a subtype of senile dementia in the eighth edition of his Textbook of Psychiatry, published on 15 July, 1910.".
There are three known types of Alzheimer. The first type is "Early-Onset", a very rare case seen in about 10% of Alzheimer patients. Doctors most likely see this present in adults in their mid to late 40s and early 50s.