Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

July 31, 2014

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In 1906, Dr. Alois Alzheimer noticed changes in the brain tissue of a patient who passed with an unusual mental illness. He found abnormal plaques, tangled fibers and loss of connection between nerve cells.
The brain’s 100-billion nerve cells connect to form communication networks for thinking, learning and remembering. Other connections help people see, hear and smell. They operate like tiny factories, receiving supplies, generating energy and storing information. Keeping everything running requires coordination and large amounts of fuel and oxygen.
Scientists believe Alzheimer’s disease prevents part of a cell’s “factory” from running well, and breakdowns in one system cause problems in other areas. As the disease spreads, cells loose their ability to do their jobs and cause irreversible changes in the brain.
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE QUICK FACTS
More than 5-million Americans are living with the disease ♦ Every 67-seconds, someone in the US devel-ops Alzheimer’s disease ♦ Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in this country
University Village is joining the movement to end Alzheimer’s disease as a proud SILVER SPONSOR of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, August 23. This is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s. Money raised will help people right here in Tulsa. Here’s how YOU can help…
PARTICIPATE IN THE WALK and MAKE A
DONATION TO THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION at the Front Desk or in the Business Office.

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