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How Alzheimer’s Disease Destroys the Brain

This video will increase your understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease, and help you form the necessary frame of reference to deal with these problems effectively. There is a brief outline of the video below.

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

  • Alzheimer’s Disease is a slow, fatal disease of brain  affecting one out of every 10 people over age 65. No one is immune.
  • Two abnormal kinds of protein fragments in the brain, plaques and tangles, accumulate in the brain and kill brain cells. This starts in the hippocampus where memories are first formed.  It slowly becomes harder for people to form new memories.
  • Then more plaques and tangles spread to different regions of the brain and kill more cells, compromising functions where ever they go. This spreading causes the different stages of Alzheimer’s.
  • From the  hippocampus the plaques and tangles go to the region where language is processed, making it harder to find the right word. Next, they go to the front of the brain where logical thought takes place, making it hard to solve problems and make plans.
  • After that they go to the part of the brain where emotions are regulated so that the person loses control of moods and feelings.
  • Then the disease goes to the part of the brain controlling senses, possibly sparking hallucinations. Following that they erase the oldest and most precious memories in the back of the brain.
  • Near the end, the disease compromises a person’s balance and coordination; and in the final stage it destroys the part of the brain controlling breathing and the heart.


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Alzheimer's DiseaseStanton Lawson is the Co-Owner of Sequoia Senior Solutions. Sequoia’s mission is to ensure a better quality of life for their elderly clients and their families, by providing dependable and affordable in-home care. Sequoia’s focus is to keep you or your loved ones at home and avoid:

  • Loss of friends and possessions
  • Loss of independence and freedom
  • Loss of spirit which is drained by the battles of daily living

Sequoia Senior Solutions, Inc. serves Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Solano, Mendocino, Lake Counties. The main office is located at191 Lynch Creek Way, Suite 102, Petaluma, CA 94954. Email  Tel: (707) 763-6600 Fax: (707) 763-6607,


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  1. That’s what I call a clear explanatory video! It’s less hard to deal with the problem when you have an idea of it’s working mechanism. Thanks a lot!

  2. Stanton Lawson

     /  May 29, 2012

    Thank you, Gustavo. You are right, it is easier to deal with a problem with understanding. We really appreciate all that you bring to our blog post. Please come again, any time.

  3. Oh, what a horrific disease! Relentless and brutal. Thank you for a very informative video. I do hope there can be a cure someday.

  4. Stanton Lawson

     /  May 29, 2012

    Yes, Suerae, It is a horrible illness. I am glad that you found the video informative. We, too, hope that a cure is found for it. Thanks for visiting and please come see us again, soon.

  5. My grandmother suffered from Alzheimers for years and finally died from complications of the disease. Hopefully there will be a cure or least better treatment and prevention methods.

  6. Stanton Lawson

     /  May 30, 2012

    Patricia, we are so sorry about your loss. Alzheimer’s is definitely a disease that we need to find a cure for. As scientists learn more about things that were discussed in the video, they will be able to discover ways to halt or reverse this disease. It is just a matter of time. Thank you for joining our discussion. Please come visit us again.

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