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Brain Affected Alzheimer's
Multiple deficits : Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Memory problems, word finding problems, word substitutions errors, getting lost in places that are familiar are often early symptoms. Also forgetting how to use tools that you used to know how to use. Finally, trouble evaluating info and following plans happen later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medial temporal lobe: Alzheimer's starts in the hippocampus and the medial temporal lobe. In end-stage alzheimer’s there is widespread atrophy. Early onset alzheimer’s (<65 years old) has a different presentation. There is usually some mild hippocampal atrophy, but the most striking finding is parietal atrophy, with atrophy of the posterior cingulum and the precuneus. The hippocampus can be normal. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tissue Destruction: Alzheimrs disease is characterized by destruction of brain tissue in multiple brain areas. At first this is associated with simple forgetfullness, but in late stages people have loss of sphincter control, inability to bathe, dress and feed themselves. Under the microscope, the brains of alzheimer's patients show areas of tangled nerve cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many differences: There are a number of classic changes found in the brains of someone with Alzheimer's disease. There is a generalized wasting of the brain which can be see on CT Scan. Microscopic examination of autopsied brains, show that many neurons (brain cells) are disarrayed, forming tangles; and there are plagues made of a substance called amyloid. There are also chemical differences, eg. low acetylcholine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if someone got alzheimer;s disease, does it cause your brain not functioning or does it kill the brain cells?
Yes.: The brain cells die causing neurofibrillary tangles with amyloid deposits that completely destroy the architecture of the brain and destroys the communicating system between the brain and the rest of the body hence they are confused, forgetful and agitated because everything is always new to them. In the latter stages, they can't feed themselves, lose function of bladder and bowel. ...Read more
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