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Aug 29, 2022

An Alzheimer’s-Proof Brain: Ground-Breaking Case Provides Clues to Treatment and Prevention of Dementia

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, neuroscience

Due to a rare genetic mutation, Aliria Rosa Piedrahita de Villegas should have had Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that attacks the brain, causing a decline in mental ability that worsens over time. It is the most common form of dementia and accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. There is no current cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but there are medications that can help ease the symptoms.

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