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Alzheimer’s Disease: Causes and Treatment

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to dementia and is caused by the degeneration of brain cells. It is a multifactorial disease with two main hypotheses – the cholinergic and amyloid hypotheses. Risk factors for AD include age, genetics, head injuries, infections, and environmental factors.

Currently, there are two classes of drugs that can treat AD symptoms, but there is no cure or prevention. Research is now focused on developing therapies that target abnormal tau protein metabolism, inflammation, and other factors. The National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer’s Association has reclassified criteria for early identification of patients at risk.

The treatment of AD remains symptomatic, but lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise have been shown to improve brain health. Future therapies such as disease-modifying treatments and chaperones are being investigated. Natural compounds and Chinese folk medicine are also being studied as potential treatments. Early administration and monitoring of disease progression using biomarkers is crucial for success.

Review Questions:

  • What is the main cause of dementia in Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What are the two classes of drugs that are currently approved for treating Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What are the future therapies being studied for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease?
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