Mexican Mafia Essay

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Exploratory Writing
1. Describe what you already know about Alzheimer’s disease. For example, you might know just a few facts or you might have a great deal of personal experience with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease. I don’t have a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. I do however know that Alzheimer’s is a disease that tends to make older people forget about their everyday tasks, about their family, etc. in other words, loss of memory.
2. In an attempt to prevent unsafe driving, some states require physicians to report a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease to the health department. The health department then notifies the department of motor vehicles. Do you think your ...view middle of the document...

Therefore, signals that travel through the neurons form the basis of memory, thoughts and feelings.
5. Describe in your own words how a brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease compares to a normal brain based on the information in slides eight and nine. It shows how Alzheimer’s disease shrinks the brain. It causes loss of tissue and kills cells. Therefore, the brain starts shrinking massively and looks like it is burnt.
If it helps, pretend you are explaining to your parents what the two brains look.
6. Explain what happens with tau and tangles that eventually results in starvation of brain cells. Tau collapses into twisted strands called tangles. They can’t stay straight, therefore they fall apart and collapse. Nutrients can no longer move through the cells, so they die.
7. What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? The symptoms of Alzheimer’s affects learning first. However, when it advances, the symptoms start to be memory loss, challenges in planning and solving problems, difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, confusion with times and places, trouble understanding visual images and spatial...

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