How does the brain change in aging, cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease?

The brain undergoes several changes as a result of aging, cerebrovascular disease, and Alzheimers disease. Here are some of the changes that occur. Aging, as people age, the brain shrinks in size, and the number of neurons (brain cells) decrease.

This is, in turn, affecting the cognitive abilities or people, such as memory loss, attention and decision making. There is also Progeria (pro-JEER-e-uh), also known as Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome, is an extremely rare, progressive genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly, starting in their first two years of life.

Children with progeria generally appear normal at birth. Cerebrovascular disease: This refers to conditions that affect the blood vessels, supplying the brain, such as stroke and transient ischemic attacks or TIA.

These conditions can damage brain tissue and lead to cognitive impairment, depending on the location and severity of the damage. Cerebrovascular disease refers to a group of conditions that affect blood flow and the blood vessels in the brain. Problems with blood flow may occur from blood vessels narrowing (stenosis), clot formation (thrombosis), artery blockage (embolism), or blood vessel rupture (hemorrhage).

This has underlying conditions that have to do with, the femoral artery. It is a large vessel that provides oxygenated blood to lower extremity structures and in part to the anterior abdominal wall. The common femoral artery arises as a continuation of the external iliac artery after it passes under the inguinal ligament.

Alzheimers disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects memory, thinking and behavior. It is characterized by the accumulation of abnormal proteins in the brain. (amyloid plaques and tau tangles) that interfere with the communication between neurons, leading to their death. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.

It is a progressive disease beginning with mild memory loss and possibly leading to loss of the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to the environment. Alzheimer’s disease involves parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. There are 4 stages to Alzheimers disease. Preclinical stage. Changes in the brain begin years before a person shows any signs of the disease.

Mild, early stage. Symptoms at this stage include mild forgetfulness. Moderate, middle stage. This is typically the longest stage, usually lasting many years. Severe, late stage. In summary, aging, cerebrovascular disease, and Alzheimers disease can all lead to changes in the brain that affect cognitive function. However, the specific changes and severity of the effects may differ depending on the conditions.


Laura Zukerman

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