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Alzheimer's Disease Causes, What Are They? - Dr. Tariot (VIDEO)

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Dr. Tariot explains the possible causes of Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Tariot:
Alzheimer’s disease is an illness that causes brain cells to die, reduces the number of connections between brain cells so the brain essentially becomes inefficient, and it results in a characteristic accumulation of misprocessed proteins in clumps that are called plaques and tangles.

We don’t know the first cause, but what I like saying about what we know about the causes of Alzheimer’s is that it’s like a 10,000-piece jigsaw puzzle, and the smart guys in the labs have filled in most of the border. So we know quite a lot about it, which is why there are so many promising targets in development for treatment.

About Dr. Tariot:
Dr. Pierre Tariot is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric psychiatry at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute. He has devoted his career to helping thousands of patients and families cope with dementia. He is also a world leader in the development of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss.

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