A Close Look into the Alzheimer’s Brain
Aging / Brain Basics / Did You Know? / Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

A Close Look into the Alzheimer’s Brain

Your brain is able to store massive amounts of memories throughout your lifetime.  There are cases, however, in which this ability progressively degrades and eventually disappears, giving way to problems with thinking, reasoning, and remembering.  When these symptoms occurs faster than normal aging, it is termed dementia.  Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form … Continue reading

Solving the Alzheimer’s Puzzle: One Piece at a Time
Aging / Learning and Memory / Neuro News / Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

Solving the Alzheimer’s Puzzle: One Piece at a Time

Based on the recent statistics, one in eight individuals over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease, and for every 68 seconds that pass, yet another individual in the United States develops the disease. The pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s disease has long been established as the presence of amyloid plaques, aggregates of the amyloid-β peptide.  The … Continue reading