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What's the neurological background of Alzheimer's disease?

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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Psychiatry - Geriatric
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In brief: Brain failure

Gradual atrophy of the brain with cognitive and functional deficits.

In brief: Brain failure

Gradual atrophy of the brain with cognitive and functional deficits.
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In brief: Not clear

We do know the disease is primarily associated with aging, and seems to be a problem with misfolded proteins, as amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles seem associated with brain damage and correlate with progressive loss of cognitive function.
There are some genetic correlations in many cases. Head trauma can also precede.

In brief: Not clear

We do know the disease is primarily associated with aging, and seems to be a problem with misfolded proteins, as amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles seem associated with brain damage and correlate with progressive loss of cognitive function.
There are some genetic correlations in many cases. Head trauma can also precede.
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