Nov 16, 2014

Inside the Brain: The Mystery of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease disrupts the critical processes that keep the brain healthy.

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Inside the Brain | Alzheimer's Rading Room

Disruptions of the brain with dementia cause nerve cells in the brain to stop working, lose connections with other nerve cells, and finally die.

This process causes memory failure, personality changes, problems in carrying out daily activities, and other disruptions associated with Alzheimer's disease.

The brains of people with AD usually have an abundance of two abnormal structures—amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles that are made of misfolded proteins.

This is especially true in certain regions of the brain that are important in memory.

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