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How is the brain affected by alzheimer's?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Abnormal deposits

Deposits, called amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles develop in a progressive fashion in parts of the brain affected.

In brief: Abnormal deposits

Deposits, called amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles develop in a progressive fashion in parts of the brain affected.
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Dr. Felix Brizuela
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In brief: Chemical loss

Alzheimer's is a multi-neurotransmitter deficiency syndrome, with damage to acetylcholine, epinephrine, serotonin, some glutamate pathways, etc.
Therefore the deposits of misfolded protein do affect electochemical nerve to nerve connections.

In brief: Chemical loss

Alzheimer's is a multi-neurotransmitter deficiency syndrome, with damage to acetylcholine, epinephrine, serotonin, some glutamate pathways, etc.
Therefore the deposits of misfolded protein do affect electochemical nerve to nerve connections.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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