Demystifying Medicine Video



This is an informative video on Alzheimer’s Disease. The video discusses the molecular mechanisms of the disease and describes the differences between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The topics outlined in this video are as follows: brain mechanisms, different causes of Alzheimer’s, signs and symptoms, treatments and preventions, and resources.

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References
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Resources:
  • NIA Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center: 1-800-438-4380
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: 1-800-352-9424
  • Alzheimer’s Society: 1-866-797-0007