New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

This article is of particular interest to me because my mother has dementia.  I live with the fear of developing this horrible disease myself.

 

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques – structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.

If a person has Alzheimer’s disease, it’s usually the result of a build-up of two types of lesions – amyloid plaques, and neurofibrillary tangles. Amyloid plaques sit between the neurons and end up as dense clusters of beta-amyloid molecules, a sticky type of protein that clumps together and forms plaques.

Read the rest of the article here:
http://www.sciencealert.com/new-alzheimer-s-treatment-fully-restores-memory-function

 

 

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