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How does alzheimer's change the brain's functioning?
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
In brief: Slowly
Over time alzheimers causes problems with memory, word finding problems, getting lost, disorientation, insight, judgement, and problem solving.
These changes occur due to cell death in areas of the brain.

In brief: Slowly
Over time alzheimers causes problems with memory, word finding problems, getting lost, disorientation, insight, judgement, and problem solving.
These changes occur due to cell death in areas of the brain.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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