Alzheimer’s disease is a specific cause of dementia and is a disease that destroys memories, and then basic functions of the brain. While dementia generally simply describes the loss of memory, reasoning and/or other thinking skills, Alzheimer’s is a specific form of dementia, the cause of which is not yet fully understood.
What does seem clear is that, with Alzheimer’s, two abnormal formations develop in the brain: amyloid plaques, and tangles of a protein called tau. While most people develop some of these over the course of a lifetime, in Alzheimer’s patients these plaques and tangles develop much more frequently and in a more predictable pattern.
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It is important to note that this disease is under much research and not much is known. To learn more, visit the Alzheimer’s Association.