What are the Causes of Dementia? Health-Teachers


What are the Causes of Dementia? Health-Teachers

Dementia or Alzheimer's is a brain disease that usually targets the elderly. In this disease, the memory of a person goes slowly due to which the human mood also changes. Alzheimer's affects the patient's ability to think as well as speak.

Such a patient needs a lot of attention from his relatives and doctors for many years and the person is forced to depend entirely on others. Researchers associated with Columbia University Medical Center have identified a "protein" in the brain that they believe may cause Alzheimer's disease.

After this new research, experts expect that scientists will be able to discover a solid and effective treatment method for the treatment of Alzheimer's.


Information is transmitted from one part to another in the form of electricity through neurons, and nerve cells in the brain. Electrons use the distance between nerve cells to reach the desired location and travel from one part of the brain to another by making their way through different nerve cells. This distance between nerve cells is called synapses in English.

On the other hand, another protein in the brain, called Caspase-2, plays a role in maintaining the distance between nerve cells and neurons.

Experts say that due to a disturbance in the distance between nerve cells or neurons of the brain, the patient suffers from Alzheimer's disease. And destruction or disruption in the distance between neurons is the first stage of Alzheimer's disease, which gradually causes the death of neurons.

What are the Causes of Dementia? Health-Teachers

According to Columbia University Medical Center researchers, a protein called 2-Caspase in the brain causes the destruction of synapses. Scientists expect that this new research on the activities of the protein called 2-Caspase in the brain will help scientists find a way to treat Alzheimer's disease.


According to the American Institute of Disease Control, currently, 1.8 million people worldwide are suffering from dementia.
According to experts, by 2025, the number of people affected by Alzheimer's worldwide will reach 34 million.

In America, there has been a significant decrease in the rate of elderly dementia patients. According to a new study, there has been a decrease in the rate of dementia patients between 2000 and 2012. In 2000, the rate of dementia among the elderly was 11.6%, which decreased to 8.8% in 2012.

The researchers say that nothing can be said about what are the reasons for the decline in dementia among the elderly in the United States. According to Dr. Kenneth Langa, from the University of Michigan, if we can determine the reasons for the decline in dementia, it may help to prevent dementia in the future.


According to the researchers of Jama Internal Medicine, the number of people suffering from dementia is expected to triple by 2050. Earlier, in dementia research, it was said that the rate of this disease will decrease in developed countries.
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