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How does Alzheimer's disease affect the brain tissue?

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Deposits of amyloid (plaques) and tau (tangles).
Disruption of synaptic function. Loss of neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine. Neuronal death.

In brief: Multiple ways

Deposits of amyloid (plaques) and tau (tangles).
Disruption of synaptic function. Loss of neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine. Neuronal death.
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