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3. Beyond amyloid

3. Beyond amyloid  

Kathleen Taylor

in Dementia: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
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9780191864674
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10.1093/actrade/9780198825784.003.0003
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9780198825784
‘Beyond amyloid’ outlines recent challenges to the amyloid cascade hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease. This theory’s enduring popularity has not been matched by success in the clinic. Some ... More
1. The challenges of dementia

1. The challenges of dementia  

Kathleen Taylor

in Dementia: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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9780191864674
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10.1093/actrade/9780198825784.003.0001
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While cognitive problems have long been associated with ageing, dementia is a relatively new concept. ‘The challenge of dementia’ shows how our understanding of it was shaped by research in ... More
5. Diagnosis and treatment

5. Diagnosis and treatment  

Kathleen Taylor

in Dementia: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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9780191864674
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10.1093/actrade/9780198825784.003.0005
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‘Diagnosis and treatment’ explains the systems used to classify brain disorders, and the change in our understanding of dementia from seeing it as threshold to a spectrum of symptoms that ... More
6. The future of dementia

6. The future of dementia  

Kathleen Taylor

in Dementia: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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9780191864674
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10.1093/actrade/9780198825784.003.0006
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9780198825784
There is still no cure for dementia, but that could change; scientists now have more tools for understanding neurodegeneration, and funding for research is at unprecedented levels. ‘The ... More
4. Risk factors

4. Risk factors  

Kathleen Taylor

in Dementia: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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9780191864674
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10.1093/actrade/9780198825784.003.0004
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9780198825784
Would everyone get dementia if we lived long enough? ‘Risk factors’ focuses on the genetic, environmental, and physiological factors that makes dementia more or less likely to affect us. ... More
2. What causes dementia?

2. What causes dementia?  

Kathleen Taylor

in Dementia: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
eISBN: 
9780191864674
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10.1093/actrade/9780198825784.003.0002
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9780198825784
‘What causes dementia?’ looks at the mechanisms underlying dementia. Dr Aloysius Alzheimer identified two key features in the brain. These were a build-up of plaques dominated by the ... More

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