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What Happens to the Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease

The healthy human brain contains tens of billions of neurons—specialized cells that process and transmit information via electrical and chemical signals. They send messages between different parts of the brain, and from the brain to the muscles and organs of the body. Alzheimer’s disease disrupts this communication among neurons, resulting in loss of function and cell death.

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Watch this video to see how Alzheimer’s affects the brain:

Published by Chrishun Brown

Communications Manager for the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

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