What do Alzheimer's disease and teeth have in common?

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We know what causes TOOTH 😬 problems right?


And Alzheimers’s disease? 🧠 (the most common dementia)

That’s plaque too.

Plaque and tangles.

*NOTE… different forms of dementia have different causes (Vascular dementia is caused by reduced flow of blood to the brain)

So today…

A minute ⏰ talking about how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, what actually happens…

In the brain of someone living with Alzheimer’s, there are 2 different proteins that build up called amyloid and tau.

There is a build up of amyloid which is a plaque. This plaque builds up around brain 🧠cells.

The protein tau forms tangles inside the brain cells.

Researches 👩‍⚕️ still don’t fully understand themselves how these plaques and tangles cause the loss of brain cells. But there is a decrease is the brain’s chemical messengers that sends signals between brain cells.

I’ve had lots of people asking if they can share the videos and posts… Do share - click on my name, view my profile and you’ll be able to share…

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Recap of the key messages from the previous posts & videos:

Dementia is not just about losing your memory (it effects other functions too… )

Dementia DOESN’T affect the part of the brain (amygdala) that controls EMOTIONS and FEELINGS as much as factual information.

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Christopher “Picks Star Carers” Downie

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We are a dementia friendly organisation and we deliver the Alzheimer's Society's free 45 minute-1hour long Dementia Friends information session. This session takes a very positive view of dealing with dementia. One of it's key 5 messages is that it is possible to live well with dementia. We also strongly align to one of the key elements of the campaign to change the way people talk about dementia and changing from the use of the term 'dementia sufferer' to 'person living with dementia'. We regularly deliver the free Dementia Friends session and can also deliver it 1:1 to family members or to whole family groups.