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Dementia / Memory
29
Jun

Are stem cells useful for Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease?

In Parkinson’s disease and in Alzheimer’s disease, the main issue is that the brain cells which are being destroyed are not being replaced. The brain does produce new cells, but it does so exceptionally slowly. Stem cells are capable of tremendous division. Basically, they can keep on dividing forever. They can transform into any kind...
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25
Jun

What causes Alzheimer’s disease?

As we grow older, unwanted waste chemicals start accumulating in our brain. These are almost like the plastic trash bags you would see floating around some if your garbage was not removed regularly. These waste products clump together and form large aggregates. They then start destroying normal brain cells around them. Some of the waste...
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25
Jun

Do I really have Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is very common. But before making that diagnosis, it is very important to rule out other causes of thinking and memory problems. This is very important because there is no 100% accurate test for Alzheimer’s disease. Let me tell you first about 3 common diseases whose diagnosis is often missed! 1. Depression: When...
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