A 41-year-old member asked:
what usually causes alzheimer's disease?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ladislav Volicer answered
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Nobody knows: In most cases, it is not clear what are the causes of alzheimer's disease. In some cases, the cause is an abnormal gene but that is true in only about 5% of people with alzheimer's disease.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Maureen Nash answered
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Unknown: That is a billion or trillion dollar question. We know that when people have Alzheimer's parts of their brains die off in a certain order and cause specific symptoms. A myeloid plaques and tau tangles are found in people's brains. But we still don't know exactly what triggers the disease.
Answered on Aug 8, 2017
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