Alzheimer’s Disease is a frequent cause of dementia, however it is an irreversible disease at this time. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s include impaired speech, confusion, issues with memory recall, and memory loss. In Alzheimer’s Disease, it is usually common for there to be a loss of neurotransmitters, which contribute to chemical messaging within the brain.
Alzheimer’s can be identified by the abnormal occurrences of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. These occurrences interfere with the brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other, usually through the destruction of nerve cells. It is not known whether the presence of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are causes or side effects of Alzheimer’s Disease.