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If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
The presence of beta-amyloid in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s is still revealing much about the pathology of the disease. One new study found that a low-dosage aspirin was able to reduce the amount of this toxic protein in mice that had been genetically modified to develop Alzheimer’s.
Learn more about the role of beta-amyloid in the disease and the correlation between aspirin and brain health.
Alzheimer’s and Beta-Amyloid Plaques
A protein that clumps together and breaks down communication between brain cells, beta-amyloid is a hallmark characteristic of Alzheimer’s. The toxic clusters trigger the brain’s immune cells, causing inflammation and leading to the Read more
There has been some controversy over whether drinking alcohol has detrimental effects on brain health. Some studies indicate that drinking small amounts may be part of a brain-healthy diet, while other studies show that even small amounts of alcohol can increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
The latest alcohol and Alzheimer’s study reveals that it may interrupt the body’s natural ability to clear amyloid plaques from the brain. Read more about the research and the link between alcohol and the disease.
Alcohol and Alzheimer’s
A hallmark symptom of Alzheimer’s, amyloid plaques accumulate in the brain and interfere with normal nerve cell transmission that affects how the brain stores Read more