Here’s what we think Alzheimer’s does to the brain

  • Anna Cranston

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

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Around 50m people worldwide are thought to have Alzheimer’s disease. And with rapidly ageing populations in many countries, the number of sufferers is steadily rising.

We know that Alzheimer’s is caused by problems in the brain. Cells begin to lose their functions and eventually die, leading to memory loss, a decline in thinking abilities and even major personality changes. Specific regions of the brain also shrink, a process known as atrophy, causing a significant loss of brain volume. But what’s actually happening in the brain to cause this?

Period3 Nov 2017

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  • TitleHere’s what we think Alzheimer’s does to the brain
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date3/11/17
    DescriptionAround 50m people worldwide are thought to have Alzheimer’s disease. And with rapidly ageing populations in many countries, the number of sufferers is steadily rising.

    We know that Alzheimer’s is caused by problems in the brain. Cells begin to lose their functions and eventually die, leading to memory loss, a decline in thinking abilities and even major personality changes. Specific regions of the brain also shrink, a process known as atrophy, causing a significant loss of brain volume. But what’s actually happening in the brain to cause this?
    Producer/AuthorAnna Cranston
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/heres-what-we-think-alzheimers-does-to-the-brain-86799
    PersonsAnna Cranston