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please advise if it's factually correct to say that dementia can be cured by obstructing the pathways of the pathogens as it prevents brain damage?

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Dr. Ruth Seaman
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Too simplistic: Certainly it cannot be cured, and the story is richer than "pathogens" alone. Pathogens may include the misfolded proteins of dementia (TDP-43, AB42, phos Tau, etc), but there are also the loss of cell repair functions, genetic abnormalities such as with BACE, increased inflammation, and disease spread between cells (prion-like). Its a complex story.
Answered on May 26, 2015

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