I created a website as my final project focusing on the mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease, specifically describing the stages of AD as well as describing how neurons and synaptic transmission is affected by the disease. I was interested in this project since I spent a whole school year researching how environmental factors may influence the development of Alzheimer’s disease, but I decided to focus more on the neural aspect in this project based on the information I learned in this course, which will prepare me for my internship during the 2016-2017 school year. I also wanted to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease, which is why I incorporated many visuals which compliment the information, as well as videos that further explain the topic I discuss on the page. I chose a website since it is easily accessible as well as interactive. Everything is laid out in a neat and organized manner, making the information easy to understand, even though it is neuroscience.
Citations (which are also on the sources tab on my website):
- https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/2011-2012-alzheimers-disease-progress-report/primer- alzheimers-disease-and
My Original Post: https://blogs.brown.edu/neuroscience2016sec1/2016/08/10/final-project-mechanisms-behind-alzheimers-disease/