Alzheimer’s disease is caused by abnormal deposition of amyloid and tau protein and thereby causes the death of brain cells. The early symptom is memory loss. As the disease worsens, the patient may have difficulty determining places and calculating and have problems with language. Also, changes in one’s character or abnormal behaviors are often accompanied. The medication that patients take after they are diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s improves one’s cognitive function and thereby slows down the worsening of disease. But, sadly, the cure or medication which stops the disease from advancing hasn’t been developed yet.
Alzheimer’s disease (1) PET
Alzheimer’s disease (2) Tissue findings