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 chemicals that may accumulate are “Amyloid”, “Tau-Protein”, “Syn-nuclein” etc. Different types of waste produce different types of dementia. For example, Alzhemier’s disease is the most common type of dementia, and it is produced by accumulation of Amyloid and Tau.

Alzheimer’s disease is caused by accumulation of waste products called amyloid and tau in the brain.

Most parts of the brain are not capable of producing new cells. There are some small parts of the brain which are capable of doing this, but even they can produce only a small quantity of cells. In general, brain cells that are lost are never replaced.
Therefore, it is important to take action before brain cells are lost forever. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can be very helpful.