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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disorder of the brain and spinal cord. This potentially deliberating disease attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers the nerves causing problems by interfering with the communication between the brain, spinal cord and other areas of the body. It can cause various symptoms that come and go at first for several years. Though over time, some symptoms can become permanent and can cause disability. There is no cure for MS, however, various drugs and therapies may reduce the number of flare-ups and can help to ease symptoms and extent of disability.
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Alzheimer's disease damages and kills brain cells. A brain affected by Alzheimer's disease has many fewer cells and many fewer connections among surviving cells than does a healthy brain. As more and more brain cells die, Alzheimer's leads to enormous brain shrinkage. When doctors examined an Alzheimer's brain tissue under the microscope, they saw two types of abnormalities that are considered the cause of the disease. One of these abnormalities is plaques that clump up, a protein called beta-amyloid which damages and destroys brain cells.
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Alzheimer’s disease Holly Salyards Cincinnati State Technical & Community College Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disease which slowly destroys thinking and memory skills. These changes are severe enough to interfere with day to day life. This irreversible disease is the most common cause of dementia amongst the elderly, with an appearance of first symptoms after age 60. In 1906, Dr. Alois Alzheimer, noticed some changes in the brain tissue of a woman who had died of an unusual mental illness. Her symptoms were comprised of memory loss, language problems, and unpredictable behavior.