Alzheimer’s and the Brain

HUGE THANKS to The Alzheimer’s Association for graciously giving me time with and access to scientists currently researching the disease. You can learn more about them here: https://www.alz.org/

More good links:

http://www.alz.org/facts/

Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures [PDF]: http://www.alz.org/documents_custom/2016-facts-and-figures.pdf

Basics of Alzheimer’s disease. “What it is and what you can do” [PDF] http://www.alz.org/national/documents/brochure_basicsofalz_low.pdf

What is Dementia? http://www.alz.org/what-is-dementia.asp

Alzheimer’s disease:

http://www.alz.org/research/science/alzheimers_brain_tour.asp
https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/preventing-alzheimers-disease/what-alzheimers-disease
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alzheimer%27s_disease

compare causes of death: http://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-compare/patterns

brain facts: https://www.brainscape.com/blog/2012/03/facts-gray-matter/

cortex thickness: http://www.pnas.org/content/97/20/11050.full

more on cortex:

http://wilson.med.harvard.edu/nb204/MultipleCorticalAreas-nb204-unit04-16feb2011.pdf
http://www.alzforum.org/news/research-news/cerebral-cortex-folds-paper

APP:

https://www.bioscience.org/2012/v17/af/4035/fulltext.php?bframe=figures.htm
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/APP#location
http://pdb101.rcsb.org/motm/79

VIDEOS: how proteins are formed from DNA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG7uCskUOrA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K8Y0ATkkAI

Memory:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-term_potentiation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuronal_memory_allocation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory
https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/15in05/why_cant_i_list_every_book_i_know_but_i_can_tell/

Video of real human brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHxyP-nUhUY

The Alzheimer’s Project (HBO): https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/alzheimers-project-hbo-videos

I highly recommend this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2371383/

Down syndrome:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/downsyndrome.html
https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/alzheimers-disease-people-down-syndrome

Alzheimer’s disease risk-factors: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277778973_Summary_of_the_evidence_on_modifiable_risk_factors_for_cognitive_decline_and_dementia_A_population-based_perspective

wiki images:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_power_transmission#/media/File:Qatar,_power_lines_(7).JPG
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastermind_(board_game)#/media/File:Mastermind.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book#/media/File:Urval_av_de_bocker_som_har_vunnit_Nordiska_radets_litteraturpris_under_de_50_ar_som_priset_funnits.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHS#/media/File:VHS_recorder,_camera_and_cassette.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_tragic_poets_Aeschylus_(525-456_BC)_and_Sophocles_(495-406_BC),_Ny_Carlsberg_Glyptotek,_Copenhagen_(15369478929).jpg

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