Title Here’s what we think Alzheimer’s does to the brain Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 3/11/17 Description 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?
Producer/Author Anna Cranston URL https://theconversation.com/heres-what-we-think-alzheimers-does-to-the-brain-86799 Persons Anna Cranston