Synaptic Protein Makeup May Explain Why Not All People with Alzheimer’s Brain Markers Develop Dementia

Synaptic Protein Makeup May Explain Why Not All People with Alzheimer’s Brain Markers Develop Dementia
Scientists have discovered why some people who have brain markers of Alzheimer’s disease, such as protein plaques and tangles, do not develop dementia. The reason may lie in the structure of synapses — the points of contact between nerve cells that allow them to communicate. Findings were published in the study, “Postsynaptic proteome of non-demented individuals with

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  1. chris miller says:

    In 2016 I had to have an MRI scan of brain as i had had an ischemic optic neuropathy (eye stroke) and radiologist said in report that there was minimal white matter T2 and FLAIR hypertensities present most consistent with small vessel disease- When i looked that up it mentioned dementia/alzheimers- I mentioned to my other Dr. and he said not to worry but my oldest sister just had MRI and she had no white matter- Both our Aunt and Mother died from dementia/alzheimers- They now say you should start taking the medicine when 1st noticed- What kind of Dr. should i go to?

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