Dementia: The link between symptoms found in your ears and risk still baffling scientists

Why condition occurs

Current evidence suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by the abnormal build-up of proteins in and around the brain.

Known as amyloid and tau proteins, the NHS added that there’s also a decrease in the chemical messengers (i.e., neurotransmitters) in the brain.

“Levels of one neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, are particularly low in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease,” the NHS stated.


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