What Is The Cause Of Alzheimer's Disease

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Alzheimer’s is a slow disease, taking 8 to 20 years from diagnosis to death. The main culprit of the infamous memory- loss disease is the beta amyloid protein. This protein builds up forming plaques. Beta amyloid also attaches to neurons first blocking synapses and eventually forming tangles by killing them. Over time more and more of these plaques and tangles accumulate while killing over 100 billion nerve cells. The damage these buildups of protein cause are tragic. Physically the brain shrinks; starting with the hippocampus and slowly progressing. However the changes the person affected with the disease encounters are far worse.
Much as the brain experiences its changes slowly the person's loss does as well. Losing keys and other small
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