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Genetics, Neuronal Pathways, and Electrophysiology of Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Mohammad ZubairEmail author
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Abstract

Alzheimer disease is characterized as a brain disorder that impairs an individual’s ability of memorizing, thinking, and behavior. The condition is considered as the most common form of dementia, and it is likely to worsen over time; however, it is not a normal part of aging (Abraha et al. 2017). Dementia is associated with loss of memory and other cognitive capabilities of individuals. The individuals suffering from dementia have a comorbid health condition (Bunn et al. 2014). Forgetfulness is the major problem faced by the individuals suffering from Alzheimer, which affects their functionality at home and office. Dementia has been chosen as the most accurate term to describe Alzheimer’s disease (Mace and Rabins 2011). The individual remains confused, misplaces things, gets lost in familiar places, and is also troubled while communicating with peers. The onset of Alzheimer results in the prevention of brain cells to perform well. This condition may lead to disorientation, confusion, intellectual impairment, and memory loss (Bennett et al. 2005).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TabukTabukKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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