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Aashna Chudgar

Lynbrook High SchoolClass of 2023San Jose, CA



  • "Beyond the neurology of alzheimers: the subtleties you can’t find in a lab" with mentor Miwa (Sept. 11, 2022)

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Beyond the neurology of alzheimers: the subtleties you can’t find in a lab

Started June 23, 2022

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Alzheimer’s is a neurological disease that affects many spheres of life beyond its own onset. It has the ability to affect human biology in a way that affects many other disorders and diseases, and can be influenced by a number of external factors, including the environment, an individual’s lifestyle, sociocultural identity, and in relation to other diseases. Beyond the black and white science of Alzheimer’s that is traditionally studied, the political and economic impacts reflected by our government and public responses play a large role in how we tackle Alzheimer’s, and various social aspects of Alzheimer’s can affect the psychology of oneself, expanding to relationships and even has the potential to bring about discussions of cultural bias and impact in healthcare and caregiving.

Project outcome: Project outcome: a literature review on the impact of sociocultural identity, lifestyle, and non communicable diseases, as well as original research on the demographics primarily affected by Alzheimer's: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zkva6eKagVU1plH3KyXUHcSJAB9Gdbpvm4GVml5aTZc/edit?usp=sharing