Many people know that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by proteins ‘going wrong’ in the brain. One of those key proteins is amyloid. But how does amyloid ‘go wrong’? And how does this potentially cause Alzheimer’s disease? Let’s find out. ‘Proteins, glorious proteins’ Proteins are the building blocks of life. They have so many vital functions … Continue reading What is beta-amyloid?
Many people might ask, why do we need another book on dementia, or in this case Alzheimer’s disease? Good question. In the following article, I will explain what inspired and motivated me to write ‘Tangled Up – The science and history of Alzheimer’s disease’. Hopefully, this will make clear why I wrote this book and … Continue reading Tangled Up – The science and history of Alzheimer’s disease