Degenerative Brain Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease

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

알츠하이머병 PET사진

Alzheimer’s disease (2) Tissue findings

알츠하이머병 조직 소견