Eliminating Cellular Stress Could Help Treat Dementia

Eliminating Cellular Stress Could Help Treat Dementia

According to the latest reports, it seems that dementia can be treated by eliminating cellular stress. Check out the latest reports about this below.

The link between cellular stress and dementia

Memory loss, communication changes, and confusion are all indicators of neurodegenerative conditions like dementia. But what exactly is happening inside the brain? A recent study suggests that cell stress could be the culprit.

The study found that turning off this stress response can help to restore brain cells, which are often affected by early-onset dementia. This discovery offers a new and promising way to fight against degenerative brain diseases.

As people age, they become more susceptible to neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. However, some degenerative brain diseases, such as early-onset dementia, can begin before the age of 65.

It is concerning that the typical age of a person affected by this illness is 49, and the incidence of diagnosis has gone up by 200 percent in the last ten years. Unfortunately, there are no effective treatments available for neurodegenerative disorders, as previous attempts to preserve brain cells have not yielded significant results.

However, a research team has recently made a groundbreaking discovery, which has been published in the journal Nature and may shed light on the reasons behind these unsuccessful efforts.

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s are known for the presence of two specific proteins, amyloid and tau. These proteins tend to accumulate in the brain, leading to the formation of aggregates. These clumps are believed to cause the brain cells to function poorly, resulting in memory loss and eventually, cell death.
The main focus of treatments for degenerative conditions is to eliminate the accumulated protein aggregates.

However, the team of scientists at UC Berkeley conducting a new study suggests that rather than the protein aggregates themselves, some of these conditions are driven by the brain cell stress response.

Check out the official study in order to learn more details about this.

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about freedom, truth, humanity, and subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years, and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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