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1

What are microscopic findings in Alzheimer's Dz?

Neurofibrillary tangles
B-amyloid protein plaques

2

What are three gene's associated with Alzheimer's Dz?

Amyloid precursor protein gene at Chromosome 21
Presenilin-1 gene at Chromosome 14
Presenilin-2 gene at Chromosome 1

3

What type of medication is used to treat Alzheimer's? Name two.

Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors

Rivastigmine
Donepezil

4

What test is commonly done to assess cognitive function? And what do the scores indicate?

MMSE

Severe <9
Moderate 10-18
Mild 19-24
Normal > 27