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Disorders of the developing brain: autism and Alzheimer's on the Web...

Title: Disorders of the developing brain: autism and Alzheimer’s on the Web archive collection 2014 / collected by the National Library of Medicine.
Author(s)/Relationship(s): National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Coverage: Captured 2014.
Related Names: National Library of Medicine, collector.
Description: 1 web archive collection.
Content Type: text
Media Type: computer
Carrier Type: online resource
Language: eng
Electronic Links: Finding aid
MeSH Subjects: Alzheimer Disease
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Web Archive
Finding Aids: Finding aid available in Library and electronically.
Summary: This collection was created in 2014 in an attempt to document and provide researchers with a representative snapshot of Internet materials available on the topics of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Alzheimer’s Disease. The websites crawled are not an exhaustive list of web resources available at the time of collection, but rather a curated sample, representing different facets of the diseases’ impacts. Websites were crawled between January and March 2014 using the Archive-It tool, a subscription-based service of the Internet Archive.
Notes: This collection contains resources related to two diseases of the brain: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Alzheimer’s Disease. ASD is diagnosed when the brain is in development, most frequently in childhood. Conversely, Alzheimer’s Disease is an ailment of the organ’s decline. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ASD is a disability that "can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges...people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged." With the revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual to the DSM-V, ASD now includes several conditions that had previously been diagnosed separately: autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and Asperger syndrome. As of April 2014, official CDC figures indicate that ASD is identified in 1 of every 68 children. Alzheimer’s Disease is an "irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 60" (National Library of Medicine). As of 2014, it is the most common cause of dementia among older people. Named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer, expects estimate that as many as 5.1 million Americans have the disease in 2014.
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