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April 7, 2021 37 min

How does the aging process lead to neurodegenerative diseases? Research shows that neuroinflammation may play a key role. Press play to learn:

  • What a Tau protein is and how it plays a role in Alzheimer's disease
  • How Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed
  • How amyloid plaques alter your brain
  • Professor of neuroscience and anatomy Goran Šimić joins the conversation to discuss Alzheimer's disease and Dementia.

    Research shows that amyloid present in the brain for a short time can be beneficial, but if present for too long, can cause neurodegeneration. This has been discovered through a shift in the understanding of Dementia and has re-worked the criteria for diagnosis.

    Since Alzheimer's disease cannot be solved by evolution or natural selection, lifestyle can play a role until a certain age. However, past a certain point, genetic factors are the key in determining the onset of neurodegenerative diseases.

    To learn more, visit http://dementia.hiim.hr.

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