Alzheimer's disease is a neurologicaldisorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. A neurodegenerative type of dementia, the disease starts mild and gets progressively worse.Alzheimer's is caused by brain cell death.
- It is a neurodegenerative disease, which means there is progressive brain cell death that happens over a course of time.
- The total brain size shrinks - the tissue has progressively fewer nerve cells and connections.
- Amyloid Plaques are found between the dying cells in the brain