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Prevention of dementia and treatment for those affected by identification of the cause of brain damage to that individual.
Prevention of dementia and treatment for those affected by identification of the cause of brain damage to that individual.

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Second free memory workshop.
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Memory workshop intro class - October 2017. Beginner class November 2017 - use this video to catch up!
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Treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia is a challenging task. I need some feedback #critique This is a functional unit in the brain - composed of five different cell types (and different colors). I need to be able to use the model in animation from both distance and for some up close images. I was wondering if the Blender community could give some thoughts on how to adjust lighting or improve on the way to "show" the different cells. I have a pile of different Fstops and vignette - they do help - yet in trying to tell the story about how to treat Alzheimer's disease and other dementia the image becomes a bit confusing to the eye.

What is amazing is that the image becomes confusing to anyone to view - and it is a really cut back and simplified version of what is really happening inside our brain! Any input would be helpful and I will continue to work on the project.

I did try to use some HDRI for light - but nothing fit the "mood" for anything that is natural. I did try an operating room - but that was no good. Using the blender world and running it thru a hue saturation gave me the current background.

the project is vertex heavy at 1.4 million.
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Understanding all of the cells in the brain and how they function is important to getting to the bottom of why a mind is beginning to falter. Alzheimer's treatment starts with understanding all of the main cell components in the brain.
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The microglia are important brain cells that help to clear out damaged cells and fight off infection in the brain. Here the copper colored cells are the microglia - they are the most numerous brain cell.
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Alzheimer's Treatment works best once you grasp all of the different cell types in the brain and have an understanding of what may damage them. Shown here are microglia in orange, neurons in blue, oligodendrocytes in gold, capillaries in red, and astrocytes in green. These amazing cells all work together to allow your mind to function perfectly.
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Alzheimer's Treatment is best started with a solid understanding of the brain cells that an be effected from medical conditions.
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Astrocytes as they interact with the capillaries - supplying nutrition to the neurons in the brain. Working on this as part of an animation and was looking for feedback on organic modeling.
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Some production images that are used in treatment of alzheimer's.
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The capillaries are the smallest blood vessels in the body. In the brain they form cages around your neurons. The width of a red blood cell is about 8 microns and they pass thru these capillaries of about the same size. Here they work with the astrocytes to provide energy and nutrients that keep your neurons working perfectly. What is amazing about your brain is that the estimated length of all of these capillaries is about 400 miles, the distance from Washington D.C. to Boston. This vast network provides about 100 square feet of surface area for interactions that supply nutrients. Understanding the medical conditions that can damage this amazing network will help to prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia. At the Dementia Prevention Center we work to identify why your brain has become damaged - then treat it preventing future additional damage.
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