Dept. of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
The thesis committee has agreed to have the candidate structure the written thesis to include an the original research conducted sandwiched between an in depth introduction and discussion that is suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. A. INTRODUCTION Alzheimerâs disease (AD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease of the brain that is irreversible. It has an insidious progression that destroys memory and other thinking skills severe enough to eventually affect functional capacity and the ability to carry out even the simplest activities of daily living.[superscript 1] AGING AND ALZHEIMERâS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY The 20-year increase in average life span over the second half of the 20th century and the elevated fertility in many countries following the 2 decades after World War II will result in a larger proportion of people aged 65 years and older spanning from today to 2030.[superscript 1] This age strata (â¥ 65 years) will increase from about 35 million in 2000 to 71 mil
School of Medicine
Bowman, Gene L., "Pattern analysis of nutrient biomarkers in neuroepidemiology" (2011). Scholar Archive. 629.