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Emerging Health Trends: A Look at Where Science Will Take Us (Collection) by Karl S. Drlica, David S. Perlin, Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Joyce A. Schoemaker, Greg Gibson, Anthony DePalma

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7. The alzheimer’s generation

slow walk to dementia Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the gradual unraveling of memory in a virtual reversal of the lifetime assembly of the mind.

alzheimer’s on the march By the age of 65, less than one percent have AD. By the age of 85, as many as half of us will have it. Without a cure, the Baby Boomer Generation may eventually go down in history as the Alzheimer’s Generation.

tangles and plaques Tangles of Tao and plaques of Amyloid beta clog up the brain, but it is likely that these good proteins turn bad long before autopsy confirms their guilt.

early onset FAD Familial AD is for those in their forties and is traced on the whole to just three genes, the building block and scissors that make Amyloid beta. If it ...

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