Scientists Reveal How Alzheimer’s Progresses in the Brain

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In people with Alzheimer’s, plaques of a misfolded protein called beta-amyloid, and fibrous tangles of another misfolded protein called tau, accumulate in the brain and kill nerve cells. This gradual loss of nerve cells causes shrinkage of the brain and eventually interferes with a person’s ability to form new memories. Over time, it also disrupts a wide range of other cognitive skills, including language and the ability to navigate once familiar locations. Read more…