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Breaking News: Possible fraud in Alzheimer’s research puts the “Amyloid-plaque theory” into question! 

By |2022-09-14T08:50:03+02:0014. September 2022|Categories: drugs, Forms of treatment, medication, prevention|Tags: , , , |

The Amyloid theory is accepted to date as the major justification for the development of Alzheimer's disease and has guided the focus of research in this area. According to this theory, the formation of amyloid plaques, often also referred to as senile plaques, that is, abnormal deposits of the amyloid beta protein (Aβ) in the brain would be the direct cause for the symptoms of this type of dementia. This theory was born in the first description of the disease in 1907, when Alois Alzheimer found a large amount of those plaques distributed in the brain of his famous patient Auguste Deter, when examining her brain after her death. In 1984, Aβ was identified as the main component of the plaques. 

Grist to our mills: WHO guidelines for dementia prevention

By |2019-08-29T16:11:36+02:0011. June 2019|Categories: Prävention|Tags: , , , , |

The World Health Organization has recognized that dementia is a rapidly growing public health problem affecting some 50 million people around the world. There are nearly 10 million new cases per year, and this number is expected to triple by 2050. Dementia is a major cause of disability and need for care among older people and can destroy the lives of those affected and their families. In addition, the disease places a heavy economic burden on society as a whole, with the cost of caring for people with dementia estimated to rise to $2 trillion annually by 2030.

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