Essay on Neurocognitive Disorders And Its Effects On Children

1421 Words Nov 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
Neurocognitive disorders are shown to be some of the most prominent disorders in the US. Neurocognitive disorders can effect any demographic; they do not choose only certain type of people, and they can have an effect on anyone no matter their age, gender, ethnicity, etc. A Neurocognitive disorder is a disorder that is usually developed over time and affects mainly people of the older generation. A lot of these neurocognitive disorders are shown as a deterioration of certain areas in the brain. Some diseases that are branches within the neurocognitive disorder are Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Dementia. Studying neurocognitive disorders is a big topic to study in modern science and there is always something new to be researched about the topic. Researchers are looking into how neurocognitive disorders are caused, and one of the biggest ideas of how it is caused is through the amyloid cascade hypothesis. The amyloid cascade hypothesis is a fairly modern hypothesis, and like most hypothesis it is not seen as the most possible cause of neurocognitive disorder and many researchers are trying to find ways to disprove and prove the theory. The amyloid cascade hypothesis pertains to how the amyloid protein seems to have be cause to Alzheimer’s disease. In this review, many articles will be synthesized to see if the amyloid cascade hypothesis should be solidified as a theory as a cause for Alzheimer’s disease. In 1992, John Hardy and Gerald Higgins created the…

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