Have you wondered- why sometimes, that you are so addicted to the internet, you don’t look at the world around you? Well, imagine that your mom is shouting at you to to experience the world and you rather sit all day in front of the television. Maybe, you don’t really like going outside, but there […]

There are about five million families around The United States alone that are affected by Alzheimer’s disease. This disease affects not only the person with the disease but also their family. By gaining too much stress as the family member or loved one taking care of this person it can cause health issues for ones […]

For this video application, we are watching the video from TED of What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s by Lisa Genova, here a brief summary of the video. As the video starts, Lisa Genova, an American neuroscientist and author of several books; gives a brief statistic by telling everyone that one in three has […]

Healthcare today has centered its focus on individuals having increased autonomy, especially with medical judgments. Autonomy is a fundamental principle giving individuals the liberty to determine their own actions based on the plan individuals choose for themselves. What happens, however, when one loses their ability to think or speak for themselves because their disease state […]

Our understanding of inheritance of genes goes all the way back to 1866. Gregor Mendel was the first scientist to study and popularize the concept of recessive and dominant alleles in genetic inheritance. Although the mechanisms have been studied for many years, our understandings of the genetic contributing factors of Down syndrome are incomplete. However, […]

The 2004 romantic drama movie, The Notebook, directed by Nick Cassavetes is the story about a young heiress, Allie, and poor country boy, Noah, who are desperately in love with each other. Allie’s parents disapprove of Noah because he does not come from a wealthy family and they move her away. Noah departs to serve […]

Traumatic head injury increases effect of Alzheimer disease which disrupts activity of neurotransmitters and electrical charges travel within cells. Alzheimer disease is characterized by synaptic loss and neuronal death with gross brain atrophy. Falls are common in older population which lead to prolong hospital stay and serious medical complications such as traumatic brain injury. Traumatic […]

It’s not uncommon for an individual to suffer from episodes of forgetfulness, it happens everyday, in fact it is partly a good thing that we forget certain things because if we didn’t, our minds would be over filled with all the information we have ever retained. However the things we tend to forget are usually […]

The Relationship Between Beta-Amyloid and Tau and Their Reease affects over 40 million people in the world. It is a costly disease that robs the afflicted person of their mental capacity over a period of five to twenty years. In the United States alone, there are five and a half million people that have the […]

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that affects one’s memory and brain functions. It is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Although it is not yet a disease that is understood, scientist and researchers believe that the causes of Alzheimer’s can be genetic and related to lifestyle and environmental factors. While […]

Named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer who discovered the disease in 1906, Alzheimer’s disease is the progressive deterioration of the brain that slowly destroys cognitive function. While some treatments exist to alleviate the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, there is no cure. Considering that researchers have studied the disease for over 100 years, making steps toward finding […]

There are many diseases in the world that we should be aware of and concerned about, which will help us learn about them to understand their symptoms and possibly prevent them. Diseases of the brain and heart are of specific concern since they are functionally responsible for the rest of our body. One of the […]

In normal aging, decline in mental skills is modest with no consequential decrease in ability to care for oneself. Normally, older adults are able to maintain activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, transferring, and toileting, and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), which include shopping, cooking, housekeeping, laundry, and handling money (Schaie, […]

Abstract Stem cells are literally the gods of all cells. They have the potential to develop into so many different types of cells within the body. For many untreatable neurodegenerative disorders, stem cell research offers great promise and hope for a cure to these progressive diseases. Here we discuss what a stem cell is and […]