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How I'm Preparing to Get Alzheimer's
When global health expert and TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh recognized her family predisposition for Alzheimer's, she decided to take three steps to prepare herself for the possibility.
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If you’re over 30 years old, your brain slowly shrinks a little less than 0.5% each year. That might not seem like much when you’re young, but each year’s loss can add up over time. Fortunately, there IS something you can do to combat this loss. Our brains are able to adapt as they learn...
Alzheimer's is still a disease shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding. We still don't know what causes it or what exactly we can do to prevent the disease.
People from all walks of life have had to battle Alzheimer's disease. Since we have no definitive idea of how to prevent this devastating disease, there's no amount of wealth or prestige that can reverse an Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Paul Smith, who suffers from cerebral palsy, is lucky enough to still be able to use his beloved typewriter to create works of art. However, Paul isn't a novelist -- he's a visual artist, and the typewriter is his "paintbrush!" Using less than a dozen keys, Paul creates and recreates visual masterpieces. His primary realm is realism, and some of his best works include uncanny recreations of Da Vinci's Last Supper and Mona Lisa, but his original works are equally as impressive.
The brain is an amazing organ! As the center of the nervous system, it is the central hub that controls everything from the basics like breathing to complex expressions like memory and emotion.