Investigations associate this disease with the appearance of neurofibrillary tangles and senile plaques

Investigations associate this disease with the appearance of neurofibrillary tangles and senile plaques. Its diagnosis requires evaluations of cognitive behaviors and neuroimaging. And its treatment is based on the combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological (Selkoe, 2015).
Alzheimer’s disease is the name of Dr. Alois Alzheimer. In 1906, Dr. Alzheimer noticed changes in the brain tissue of a woman who had died of a rare mental illness. Its symptoms include memory loss, language problems and unpredictable behavior. After his death, he examined his brain and found many abnormal agglomerations now called amyloid plaques, and a tangled mass of fibers now called neurofibrillary tangles. Plaques and tangles in the brain are two of the main characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease. The third is the loss of connections between the nerve cells, called neurons of the brain (Jones, 2016).