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Dementia Protein Deposits – Do I Have Alzheimer’s?

1. Protein Aggregates as a Result, Not a Cause 

Some researchers have suggested that protein deposits, such as amyloid plaques and tau tangles commonly found in Alzheimer’s disease, or even lewy bodies found in Lewy Body Dementia, might be a result of underlying brain degeneration rather than the primary cause. 

According to this theory, the brain accumulates these protein aggregates as part of a protective response to injury or other pathological processes.

2. Lack of Direct Causation 

While amyloid plaques and tau tangles are strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease, a clear causal link between these protein deposits and dementia has not been definitively established. 

Researchers have noted instances where individuals with high levels of these proteins did not exhibit cognitive impairment.

3. Heterogeneity of Dementia 

Dementia is not a single, uniform condition but a broad category that includes various disorders with different underlying mechanisms. This suggests that the role of protein deposits may vary between different forms of dementia, and they may not be the primary cause in all cases.

The concept of reversing dementia and reevaluating the role of protein deposits in the brain is an active area of research and debate. 

While there are promising insights and individual success stories, dementia remains a complex and multifaceted condition.

While complete reversibility may not be achievable for ALL types and stages of dementia, we will be putting out more research here regarding the underlying causes and potential treatments for dementia.