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Alzheimer’s Inside the Brain

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Alzheimer’s Inside the Brain

When you have dementia, whether it is caused by Alzheimer’s disease (accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all dementia cases) or another cognitive illness, your brain undergoes a series of structural and chemical changes.

These changes can have a significant impact on your brain’s ability to keep and recall memories, language and communication skills, the ability to focus, and the feeling of being confused or disoriented. In terms of what is going on inside your head, dementia is a result of damage to your brain cells, interfering with your ability to move, think and do normal everyday activities. The exact reason behind why this damage occurs continues to be a major subject of research, but U.S. News & World Report features a rundown of what we know today.