Blood-clotting factor may cause Alzheimer’s disease

February 7, 2019

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, with over half a million sufferers in the UK alone. It is a progressive disease characterized by memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language.

The condition is characterized by a reduction in the number of connections between neurons in the brain, caused by the build-up of proteins as ‘plaques’ and ‘tangles’. Eventually, the build-up of these proteins results in of the breakdown of synapses and cognitive decline.

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