Lisa Genova: How to Prevent Alzheimer

Alzheimer is one of the most common causes of dementia. This disease was first described by Alois Alzheimer, today more than 520,000 people suffer from it in the UK.  The disease develops in the brain, building up a series of plaques and tangles. This leads to a loss of cell connection and nerve cells with a posterior brain tissue death. People with Alzheimer also have deficient production of important chemicals which help to transmit certain messages around the brain. This disease is gradually that means that over more time passes its effects are going to be bigger. Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.