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Familial Coaggregation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease (Neuroepidemiology)

Summary Given earlier research showing familial aggregation in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD) separately, the authors of this systematic review decided to investigate the extent of any familial co-occurrence of AD and PD. Only a modest degree of … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Causes (NHS Choices)

Summary As the cerebral cortex atrophies, clumps of protein known as “plaques” and “tangles” form in the brain. These plaques and tangles destroy more brain cells, making the condition worse. Neurotransmitters (chemicals that carry nerve impulses within the brain) are also affected. This NHS Choices … Continue reading

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