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Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia describing a specific set of symptoms such as memory loss, difficulties with problem-solving, language or simply thinking. As the disease progresses, proteins build up in the brain to form structures called ‘plaques’. Eventually there is a break between the nerve cells resulting the death of the cells and a loss of brain tissue. ending in a lack of motor skills. Although progression can vary, typically after diagnosis life expectancy is around three to nine years. Fewer than 3% of people live more than fourteen years.
medications, psychological intervention and care-giving are all available to AD patients. there are currently 5 different medications on offer for AD each have different results and side affects.
Emory University’s Stuart Zola considers the case for classifying Alzheimer’s disease as a spectrum disorder and the promise of precision medicine as an intervention
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) traditionally has been viewed as a one-size-fits-all medical condition. Thinking of Alzheimer’s as a single disease state assumes that there is a single...
A paradigm shift is needed if researchers are to find a successful for treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, argues Ai-Ling Lin of the Lin Brain Lab
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) represents the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 50-75% of all dementia cases. AD is becoming increasingly common as the global...
Background of Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most devastating neurodegenerative disorders affecting more than 25 million people worldwide which is the fifth leading cause of death for those aged 65 years and above. The disease typically starts with a difficulty to remember new information and as...